Boers wreck a train. Churchill is missing

The Guardian are publishing some of their leading stories from their past editions.

This one as you can tell from the headline details a spot of bother with some insurgents.

'On Wednesday an armoured train was derailed near Chieveley and attacked. The escort was composed of half a company of Dublin Fusiliers, and another half company of Durban Light Infantry, 120 of whom are missing. Mr. Winston Churchill is among the missing. The armoured train consisted of, in the front, a flat truck with a seven-pounder gun, manned by a petty officer and five bluejackets from Her Majesty's ship Tartar............

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Awol said:
Churchill was last seen advancing with a rifle among the Dublin Fusiliers.
Let's see Kate Adie do that.
Kate Adie more likely to be seen advancing on Dublin Fus., intent on rifling through their trousers...

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