An exciting episode from the first Boer War of 1880-81, this account of the siege of Potchefstroom Fort in the Transvaal is the work of the British garrison’s commander. Col. Winsloe was given command of the fort and town jail in December 1880 and within days the tiny garrison found itself besieged by the Boers under Gen. Cronje. They held out for more than three months – an epic of endurance – before shortages reduced them to extremity and compelled their surrender. Col. Winsloe’s book gives a full account of this little-known but heroic siege, in which his garrison and their civilian dependents lost some 30 dead. Well-illustrated with maps, sketches and photographs.