Story: South African War

Sleeping on the veldt

Sleeping on the veldt

The troopers had to put up with poor food and inadequate clothing, and were often forced to sleep out on the veldt (open plains) where it was hot during the day and cold at night.

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Jock Phillips, 'South African War - The troopers in South Africa', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/36203/sleeping-on-the-veldt (accessed 28 September 2020)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 20 Jun 2012