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Van Stadens Dam Forts near Port Elizabeth

Posted by Travel Trip Blogger on Mon February 9, 2015 in Anglo Boer War History of Port Elizabeth.

During the Anglo Boer War it was decided in 1901 to form a battalion to guard the waterworks at Van Stadens outside Port Elizabeth.

To protect the upper Van Stadens dam the guard was divided into two, one section to protect the pump house and the other to protect the dam.The British built two small forts in the hills near the dam.

 

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