Fascinating rare photographs showing brave British soldiers Boer War

All about the south african boer war and the (pre)WW1 german colonial campaigns in south west and east africa
(the Namib, Togoland , Cameroon and Tanzania )
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Fascinating rare photographs showing brave British soldiers Boer War

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Post by Sniper1946 » Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:04 pm

Birth of the modern British Army: Rare photographic find records soldiers heading off to bash the Boers in Empire's first major conflict of the 20th Century
The album contains more than 150 black and white images of the First Battalion Rifle Brigade during Boer War
They provide a fascinating record of their battles with the Boers in South Africa from 1899 to 1902
Annotated images show large parade of men before embarking on a ship on the Isle of Wight to take them to war
A young Winston Churchill and Mahatma Gandhi both saw action in the war, which cost 22,000 British lives

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British officers are shown here with annotations featuring their names and whether they died or were wounded in the war

A rare and extraordinary photo album showing British troops fighting the Boer War has been made public by the descendants of army captain who fought in the conflict.
It contains more than 150 black and white images of the First Battalion Rifle Brigade and provide a fascinating record of their battles with the Boers in South Africa from 1899 to 1902,.
The war was the first major conflict of the 20th Century, claiming tens of thousands of lives on both sides and signalling the birth of the modern British Army.
The annotated images show a large parade of men before embarking on a ship on the Isle of Wight to take them to South Africa in 1899.

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