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Herbert Charles Onslow Plumer 1st Viscount Plumer 1857 1932 was a British Army officer He went to Southern Rhodesia in 1896 to disarm the local police force following the Jameson Raid and then later that year returned there to command the Matabele Relief Force during the Second Matabele WarMatabeleland is a region in Zimbabwe in Southern Africa In March 1896 the Ndebele revolted against the authority of the British South Africa Company in what is now celebrated in Zimbabwe as the First Chimurenga ie First War of Independence Mlimo the Ndebele spiritualreligious leader is credited with fomenting much of the anger that led to this confrontation He convinced the Ndebele that the white settlers almost 4000 strong by then were responsible for the drought locust plagues and the cattle disease rinderpest ravaging the country at the timeMlimo's call to battle was well timed Only a few months earlier the British South Africa Company's Administrator General for Matabeleland Leander Starr Jameson had sent most of his troops and armaments to fight the Transvaal Republic in the ill fated Jameson Raid This left the country's security in disarray In June 1896 the Shona too joined the war but they stayed mostly on the defensive The British would immediately send troops to battle the Ndebele and the Shona 'An Irregular Corps in Matabeleland ' is the title of a book by Colonel Plumer In the form of reminiscences the work is practically a history of the Matabele campaignPlumer writes THE news which was flashed down from Bulawayo at the latter part of March 1896 that the Matabele had risen in revolt against the authority of the British South Africa Company and had expressed their determination to exterminate all the white settlers in the country caused the utmost consternation not only throughout South Africa but in England and indeed it was hardly possible to exaggerate the gravity of the situation The picture of the small population in that country among whom were many women and children exposed to the fanatical fury of a tribe famed for their ferocities and cruelties with the long stretch of over 500 miles between them and the nearest place from which reinforcements could be sent was horrible to contemplate and the anxiety as to whether with their limited resources of men and arms they would be able to hold out until those reinforcements arrived was proportionally intenseCONTENTSI Introductory II Organization Of The Corps III The Route Transport And Supplies Preparations For The March IV The March To Bulawayo V The Situation In Bulawayo And Operations Up To The End Of May VI The Column Down The Guai River And Events In June VII The Capture Of Tabasi mhamba VIII The Operations In The Matoppo Hills In July IX Actions In The Matoppos In August X Concluding Operations Up To The Disbandment Of The Corps XI Concluding Remarks XII An Account Of The Operations In Which The Mashonaland Detachment Of The MRF Were EngagedHerbert Charles Onslow Plumer 1st Viscount Plumer1857 1932 was aBritish Army officer He went to Southern Rhodesia in 1896 to disarm the local police force following the Jameson Raid and then later that year returned there to command the Matabele Relief Force during the Second Matabele WarMatabeleland is a region in Zimbabwe in Southern Africa In March 1896 the Ndebele revolted against the authority of the British South Africa Company in what is now celebrated in Zimbabwe as the First Chimurenga ie First War of Independence Mlimo the Ndebele spiritualreligious leader is credited with fomenting much of the anger that led to this confrontation He convinced the Ndebele that the white settlers almost 4000 strong by then were responsible for the drought locust plagues and the cattle disease rinderpest ravaging the country at the timeMlimo's call to battle was well timed Only a few months earlier the British South Africa Company's Administrator General for Matabeleland Leander Starr Jameson had sent most of his troops and armaments to fight the Transvaal Republic in the ill fated Jameson Raid This left the country's security in disarray In June 1896 the Shona too joined the war but they stayed mostly on the defensive The British would immediately send troops to battle the Ndebele and the Shona 'An Irregular Corps in Matabeleland ' is the title of a book by Colonel Plumer In the form of reminiscences the work is practically a history of the Matabele campaignPlumer writes THE news which was flashed down from Bulawayo at the latter part of March 1896 that the Matabele had risen in revolt against the authority of the British South Africa Company and had expressed their determination to exterminate all the white settlers in the country caused the utmost consternation not only throughout South Africa but in England and indeed it was hardly possible to exaggerate the gravity of the situation The picture of the small population in that country among whom were many women and children exposed to the fanatical fury of a tribe famed for their ferocities and cruelties with the long stretch of over 500 miles between them and the nearest place from which reinforcements could be sent was horrible to contemplate and the anxiety as to whether with their limited resources of men and arms they would be able to hold out until those reinforcements arrived was proportionally intenseCONTENTSI Introductory II Organization Of The Corps III The Route Transport And Supplies Preparations For The March IVThe March To Bulawayo V The Situation In Bulawayo And Operations Up To The End Of May VI The Column Down The Guai River And Events In June VII The Capture Of Tabasi mhamba VIII The Operations In The Matoppo Hills In July IX Actions In The Matoppos In August X Concluding Operations Up To The Disbandment Of The Corps XI Concluding Remarks XII An Account Of The Operations In Which The Mashonaland Detachment Of The MRF Were Engaged Herbert Charles Onslow Plumer 1st Viscount Plumer1857 1932 was aBritish Army officer He went to Southern Rhodesia in 1896 to disarm the local police force following the Jameson Raid and then later that year returned there to command the Matabele Relief Force during the Second Matabele WarMatabeleland is a region in Zimbabwe in Southern Africa In March 1896 the Ndebele revolted against the authority of the British South Africa Company in what is now celebrated in Zimbabwe as the First Chimurenga ie First War of Independence Mlimo the Ndebele spiritualreligious leader is credited with fomenting much of the anger that led to this confrontation He convinced the Ndebele that the white settlers almost 4000 strong by then were responsible for the drought locust plagues and the cattle disease rinderpest ravaging the country at the timeMlimo's call to battle was well timed Only a few months earlier the British South Africa Company's Administrator General for Matabeleland Leander Starr Jameson had sent most of his troops and armaments to fight the Transvaal Republic in the ill fated Jameson Raid This left the country's security in disarray In June 1896 the Shona too joined the war but they stayed mostly on the defensive The British would immediately send troops to battle the Ndebele and the Shona 'An Irregular Corps in Matabeleland ' is the title of a book by Colonel Plumer In the form of reminiscences the work is practically a history of the Matabele campaignPlumer writes THE news which was flashed down from Bulawayo at the latter part of March 1896 that the Matabele had risen in revolt against the authority of the British South Africa Company and had expressed their determination to exterminate all the white settlers in the country caused the utmost consternation not only throughout South Africa but in England and indeed it was hardly possible to exaggerate the gravity of the situation The picture of the small population in that country among whom were many women and children exposed to the fanatical fury of a tribe famed for their ferocities and cruelties with the long stretch of over 500 miles between them and the nearest place from which reinforcements could be sent was horrible to contemplate and the anxiety as to whether with their limited resources of men and arms they would be able to hold out until those reinforcements arrived was proportionally intenseCONTENTSI Introductory II Organization Of The Corps III The Route Transport And Supplies Preparations For The March IVThe March To Bulawayo V The Situation In Bulawayo And Operations Up To The End Of May VI The Column Down The Guai River And Events In June VII The Capture Of Tabasi mhamba VIII The Operations In The Matoppo Hills In July IX Actions In The Matoppos In August X Concluding Operations Up To The Disbandment Of The Corps XI Concluding Remarks XII An Account Of The Operations In Which The Mashonaland Detachment Of The MRF Were Engaged