“Now Hart knew enough about war to know that there are few more dangerous places to send men on a battlefield than into a salient – the open end of a loop. To march into a well-defended salient is like putting your head into a noose. There were many other choices open to him. […] Hart did not hesitate. He put himself in the hands of the African guide, and put his head in the noose.” (Pakenham, 2004, p.227).
Pakenham. T. (2004) The Boer War. London: Abacus.