Designer puppets. Each doll marionette is designer work handmade by a Czech artist!

Each doll marionette is designer work handmade by a Czech artist!

1901 South Africa during the Anglo-Boer War. They were built by the British to protect the railway bridges from Boer attacks. The stone is local while the remaining materials were imported from Britain. These Blockhouses could house 20 men with water, ammunition and supplies stored on the lower floor. The "living" area was the middle floor and was accessible by a retractable ladder and the top floor was the "look-out" deck. Only 1000 of these Blockhouses were built.

A surviving blockhouse in South Africa. Blockhouses were constructed by the British to secure supply routes from Boer raids during the war . Second Boer War - Britain vs Dutch South African Colonists

Anglo Boer War - Scorched earth campaign by the British against Boer women and children. a Boer family with a few belongings they were allowed to keep, watch as their home is torched by the British.

Second Boer War - One British response to the guerrilla war was a 'scorched earth' policy to deny the guerrillas supplies and refuge. In this image Boer civilians watch their house as it is burned.

Boer War blockhouse Family History Local History

Angol-Boer War Rice "Pepperpot" blockhouse and its standard seven-man crew. This style of blockhouse was the most common due to its quick construction and cheap cost versus the stone blockhouse.

Boer War blockhouse Family History Local History

Angol-Boer War Rice "Pepperpot" blockhouse and its standard seven-man crew. This style of blockhouse was the most common due to its quick construction and cheap cost versus the stone blockhouse.

Lt. O'Reilly burning a Boer farmstead. ABW

O'Reilly burning a Boer farmstead.

It is estimated than more than 40 000 farms were burned by the British. Here Johan Lombaard brings life to what was known as "Scorched earth".

It is estimated than more than 40 000 Boer farms were burned by the British during the Boer War. Here Johan Lombaard brings life to what was known as “Scorched earth”.

9 GIFs That Make Perpetual Motion Machines a Reality

9 GIFs That Make Perpetual Motion Machines a Reality

Perpetual Motion, Machine A, Fails, Science Projects, Wooden Toys, Inventions, Science Fiction, Engineering, Magnets

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Posts about Die Ruiter van Skimmelperdpan written by Nikita

Pte David Jenkins was one of the outnumbered defenders of Roarke's Drift.  His family wanted his role in the hand-to-hand fighting recognised but had no solid proof until they saw him in a drawing by Victorian artist Lady Elizabeth Butler on the National Army Museum website.  She sketched survivors for her famous painting which now hangs in Windsor Castle.  In it, Pte Jenkins’ family believe he can be seen firing through a barricade of sacks as Zulus battle to take the compound.

Rorke's Drift forgotten hero finally honoured 134 years on from the Zulu war

The Defence of Rorke's Drift by Lady Elizabeth Butler commissioned by Queen Victoria and inspired by survivors accounts 1880

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