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RHODESIAN FORCE.

Tho correspondent of the London Daily News, with Sir Frederick Carrington's Field Force, writing under date June 27th, says:—" I learn this morning that tho last of the Rhodesian Field Force has loft Beira. or is expected to leave shortly. This means that the rear guard of a force of 5000 men may reach Buluwayo some time in August, or nearly five months after the advance guard landed in Beira. There can be very little doubt now as to the primary object of the Home Government in sending these men through Rhodesia. It was to givo possible settlers —men of the required stamp—an opportunity of inspecting a possible futuro acquisition to the British colonies. It was not to relieve MafeMng, and it was not to police the Transvaal border; that is very clearly shown. The Imperial Yeomanry and the Bushmen who yolunteered with the belief that they wero needed to help fight Great Britain's battles, and who, for that reason, have endured the hardships and sickness of the last few months, have now discovered that they are in the position of a possible purchaser who is invited to inspect saleable property. Had the object been to police the border to relievo Mafekiug, what would have boen easier than to havo landed the force at Capetown, entrained it to Warrenton, where it would have joined Mahon, and have cleared the line to Buluwayo, even as did the relief force. By this method the relief would have been effected at least a week bsforo it actually was, and the journey through Portuguese East Africa would have been altogether avoided, and the whole of the Rhodesian force would havo been at Buluwayo instead of being, as it is now, strung out on a 300 mile trek, and along the miserable line between Marandellas and Beira."

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RHODESIAN FORCE., Manawatu Standard, Volume XXXVIII, Issue 6815, 4 October 1900

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RHODESIAN FORCE. Manawatu Standard, Volume XXXVIII, Issue 6815, 4 October 1900

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