The Hero of Mafeking
In 1899, stretching his talents and astuteness to the full, Colonel Baden Powell saved the South African village of Mafeking, after 217 days under siege by the Boers. He had only 1,000 men against 6,000. One of his side’s strengths which made all the difference were the youngsters trained as sentinels and runners. On his return, the English acclaimed him as a hero and the Queen made him a General.
Topics : History