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Title: The web of empire : a diary of the imperial tour of their Royal Highnesses the Duke & Duchess of Cornwall & York in 1901
Year: 1902 (1900s)
Authors: Wallace, Donald Mackenzie, 1841-1919 Hall, Sydney Prior, 1842-1922, ill Martino, Eduardo de, d. 1912
Subjects: George V, King of Great Britain, 1865-1936 Mary, Queen, consort of George V, King of Great Britain, 1867-1953
Publisher: London, New York : Macmillan and company, limited
Contributing Library: Boston Public Library
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x The Duke of York presents one of nine Victoria Crosses at Maritzburg. MAURITIUS AND SOUTH AFRICA 341 those honeycombed ridges rising one behind the other in endless succession. With regard to the Maritzburg proceedings, however, I may quote from an authentic source a portion of the Dukes reply to the addresses.Referring to Ladysmith, he said :— Up to the latter days of 1899 the name of that little town was scarcely known outside the limits of your Colony. But from the 2nd November of that year it became day by day the very centre of interest and of anxious concern in the eyes of the whole Empire. Rigorously invested during 118 days,it heroically and with dogged resolve kept the flag flying and resisted the attacks of the enemy, of hunger, and of disease,while the outside world looked on with breathless suspense—at times hardly daring to hope—at the repeated gallant attempts to bring her relief. It was the stubborn defence of that outwork which stayed the advance against the capital of your country, and in thanking the people of Ladysmith for their loyal add

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