Ladysmith during the Siege: shell damage
to rear of Sir George White's house.
Below, All Saints Church struck by a shell.
The attack on Gun Hill (one of several sorties made by the British) was partially in response to the shelling of the Town Hall hospital on 30 November. This incident elicited outrage from British observers such as Donald Macdonald, who quoted a harsh reaction from an unnamed Carbineer: I heard one of the Carbineers say, with clenched fists, 'and may God Almighty help the first Boer who asks me for quarter.'