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" COUNTY TIMES" SHILLING WAR…

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POET BECOMES VIOLENT.

B U L L E K ADVANCING.I

IM T E EI A L V0 LUNT E ERS.

TUGELA DIFFICULTIES SURMOUNTED.

GENERAL BULLER'S ADVANCE ALL…

BULLER'S MOVEMENTS.

WITH FRENCH'S COLUMN.

THE MODDER RIVER RECONNAISSANCE.

A CRITICAL MOMENT.

THE LADYSMITH FIGHTING.

LETTER FROM A BERRIEW MAN.

LETTPR FROM COLENSO,

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LETTPR FROM COLENSO, "A STORM OF BULLET S." Writing from Colenso on December 21st to his sister, Miss Chidlaw, of the Railway Hotel, Oswes- try, Mr R Chidlaw, a private in the 1st Royal Welsh Fusiliers, says :—"Just a few lines to let you know that I am going on all right and am in good health at present. We had a very rough time of it on Friday, the 17th Dec. We attacked the Boers' position and we lost over a thousand killed and wounded, but our regiment was very luckj we had only three wounded. I was expecting to see my company wiped out every moment, as we formed part of the firing line and the bullets and shells were falling as thick as hail. It was awful to hear them whistling around us. I thought my timewasup,andsodideveryoneofmycompany. The Boers hold a very strong position here and it will be a long time before we will be able to shift them from it if we don't get more artillery, as the Boers have captured ten of our guns already. We were marched to the Boers' position as if there was nobody there, and we got within a thousand yard s before they opened fire OIl us. That is how we lost our gnns. It was impos- sible to get them away as the Boers kept storming them with bullets, but one of the Artillery made a gallant attempt to save his gun and had one horse shot under him, but he managed to get one gun away. You would have thought that nothing could live in such a storm of bullets. They say we are going to relieve Ladysmith, but I think we shall need help ourselves if things do not alter. If we can shift them from here, it is said that it will not last long, as the Boers have only two other stands between here and Ladysmith. This life is a bit off. We have to be content with three pints of water a day, and the weather is very hot and trying at times, but for everything else we have very little to complain of." —

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