This Day in History: 1916-02-12

2nd Loyals Mounted Infantry Company plus Loyals-manned machine gun and artillery detachments part of a force which attacks Salaita Hill on the border between British and German East Africa. Faced with hundreds of screaming bayonet-wielding German Askari soldiers charging at them through the brush, a new and raw South Africa battalion breaks and runs, but the Germans are slowed and finally defeated after effective fire from the Loyals Machine Gun Company