South African Memories by WILSON, Lady Sarah

Sinopsis

Lady Sarah Isabella Augusta Wilson was the aunt of Winston Spencer Churchill. In 1899 she became the first woman war correspondent when she was recruited to cover the Siege of Mafeking for the Daily Mail during the Boer War. She moved to Mafeking with her husband at the start of the war, where he was aide-de-camp to Colonel Robert Baden-Powell. Baden-Powell asked her to leave Mafeking for her own safety after the Boers threatened to storm the British garrison. This she duly did, and set off on a madcap adventure in the company of her maid, travelling through the South African countryside until she was finally captured by the enemy and returned to the town in exchange for a horse thief being held there. Dwindling food supplies became a constant theme in the stories she sent back to the Mail and the situation seemed hopeless when the garrison was hit by an outbreak of malarial typhoid. In this weakened state the Boers managed to penetrate the outskirts of the town but the British stood firm and repelled the assault. ( Summary by Wikipedia )

Episodios

  • 18 - Fourth Voyage to the Cape

    18 - Fourth Voyage to the Cape

    15/09/2016 Duración: 49min
  • 17 - The work of Lady Georgiana Curzon

    17 - The work of Lady Georgiana Curzon

    15/09/2016 Duración: 34min
  • 16 - My return to civilisation once more

    16 - My return to civilisation once more

    15/09/2016 Duración: 31min
  • 15 - Pretoria and Johannesburg under Lord Roberts and Military Law

    15 - Pretoria and Johannesburg under Lord Roberts and Military Law

    15/09/2016 Duración: 21min
  • 14 - Across the Transvaal to Pretoria during the War

    14 - Across the Transvaal to Pretoria during the War

    15/09/2016 Duración: 17min
  • 13 - Eloffs determined attack on Mafeking

    13 - Eloff's determined attack on Mafeking

    15/09/2016 Duración: 26min
  • 12 - Life in a Besieged Town (continued)

    12 - Life in a Besieged Town (continued)

    15/09/2016 Duración: 22min
  • 11 - Life in a Besieged Town

    11 - Life in a Besieged Town

    15/09/2016 Duración: 25min
  • 10 - Exchanged for a Horse Thief

    10 - Exchanged for a Horse Thief

    15/09/2016 Duración: 26min
  • 09 - How I was made a Prisoner

    09 - How I was made a Prisoner

    15/09/2016 Duración: 38min
  • 08 - Betrayed by a Pigeon

    08 - Betrayed by a Pigeon

    15/09/2016 Duración: 19min
  • 07 - In a Rebellious Colony

    07 - In a Rebellious Colony

    15/09/2016 Duración: 35min
  • 06 - Preparations for War

    06 - Preparations for War

    15/09/2016 Duración: 26min
  • 05 - Three Years After

    05 - Three Years After

    15/09/2016 Duración: 23min
  • 04 - Johannesburg and Pretoria in 1896

    04 - Johannesburg and Pretoria in 1896

    15/09/2016 Duración: 26min
  • 03 - The Immediate Results of the Raid

    03 - The Immediate Results of the Raid

    15/09/2016 Duración: 20min
  • 02 - Kimberley and the Jameson Raid

    02 - Kimberley and the Jameson Raid

    15/09/2016 Duración: 18min
  • 01 - First Voyage to South Africa

    01 - First Voyage to South Africa

    15/09/2016 Duración: 18min
  • 00 - Dedication and Preface

    00 - Dedication and Preface

    15/09/2016 Duración: 02min

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