- a city in W Natal, in the E Republic of South Africa: besieged by Boers 1889–1900.
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They could hear the cannon at Ladysmith, and were not more than a mile from the house.
People say here that these guns saved the situation at Ladysmith.
The photograph was taken by Mr. Kisch after the relief of Ladysmith.Surgical Experiences in South Africa, 1899-1900
George Henry Makins
Ladysmith suffered worse in this respect and did not complain.The Relief of Mafeking
Soames thought Ladysmith would fall, and it might last a year.The Forsyte Saga, Complete
- a city in E South Africa: besieged by Boers for four months (1899–1900) during the Boer War. Pop: 41 427 (2001)