The album 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
The Boer War lasted two years and eight months, resulting in tens of thousands of deaths. It is rare for such striking photography to emerge so long after the battle, but these images cover soldiers fighting, resting and being treated for injuries.
Mahatma Gandhi, who later led India to independence, volunteered as a stretcher-bearer for the Boer side.
This photograph is annotated describing the picture showing artillery on Zwartkop firing at Boer trenches
British ranch owner gunned down FORETOLD an attack by ‘callow youths armed to the teeth’