About Laing’s Nek Battlefield
Laing’s Nek Battlefield in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa was the site of a major battle in the First Anglo-Boer War.
On 28 January 1881, the British forces under Major-General Sir George Pomeroy Colley suffered a decisive defeat at the hands of the Boer forces under Commandant-General Piet Joubert. The Battle of Laing’s Nek was a blow for the British in their attempts to capture the Transvaal region.
Laing’s Nek Battlefield is close to Majuba Hill where only a month later the British would suffer a defeat that would lose them the war and Colley would be killed in battle.
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