Author: Field Intelligence Department
Date published: 1900Folding Map. Cape Town February 1900. Lithograph Sig of JohnIWoodbottom right below the legend; Copyright Strictly Protected. 62cms wide x 50.2cms. on linen folding into red boards with gold title Bethulie (11.2cms x 18cms). Ownership signature of FL Fosbery (?) The Royal Irish on left pastedown. A little spotting to the back of the map else very good condition. Anglo Boer War The first participation of Bethulie burghers was in the Battle of Stormberg on 10 December 1899.The Boers blew up the train bridge across the river in 1900. Three burghers died in the skirmish at the old wagon bridge on 10 March 1900. The British occupied Bethulie in 15 March and placed the town under military control. The concentration camp began in April 1901 just outside the town where between 4800- 5000 people were contained. In the following 13 months 1714 women and children died there.