The Campaign Plans

  • Leopold Scholtz


It is normal practice that states compile several war plans in the event of becoming involved in a war. For instance, Germany compiled the well-known Schlieffen plan in 1905 with a view to a war against France and Russia which only broke out in 1914. After the unsuccessful Jameson raid of 1896 in the Transvaal it became clear to the governments of both Britain and the two Boer republics that the possibility of a war could fast become a reality. Both sides thus started preparing themselves for such an eventuality.


Railway Line Operational Situation Campaign Plan Free State Force British Troop 
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