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Boer War 1899-1902 Sergeant Major in the Lothian and Border Horse Yeomanry. © IWM (Q 72034)

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British soldiers cross a river during the Boer War circa 1900

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BOER WAR Orig Stereoview Photo ROYAL MUNSTER FUSILIERS | eBay

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Boer War Helmets & Headgear - Great Britain: Militaria: Badges, Uniforms & Equipment - Gentleman's Military Interest Club

Boer War Helmets & Headgear

Here is the pride and joy of my sun (pith) helmet collection. It is to Pagets Horse which formed part of the 19th Battalion Imperial Yeomanry. The unit was raised by Major George Thomas Cavendish Paget in 1900. He served as second in command.

Boer War Helmets & Headgear - Great Britain: Militaria: Badges, Uniforms & Equipment - Gentleman's Military Interest Club

Boer War Helmets & Headgear

Here is the pride and joy of my sun (pith) helmet collection. It is to Pagets Horse which formed part of the 19th Battalion Imperial Yeomanry. The unit was raised by Major George Thomas Cavendish Paget in 1900. He served as second in command.

Whatever happens, we have got The Maxim gun, and they have not.  -Belloc  {British Gatling guns in Zulu War, 1879}

Whatever happens, we have got The Maxim gun, and they have not. -Belloc {British Gatling guns in Zulu War, 1879}

British soldiers relax on a hillside following the defeat of the Boer defenders at Tugela Heights. Unlike the previous efforts to lift the siege of Ladysmith, the British were able to win the day, although as before, it was at great cost, despite their overwhelming numbers. With the capture of the Boer positions on Feb. 27th, 1900, the rest of the besiegers abandoned their positions over the night, and the town was relieved the next day. (Ladysmith Siege Museum)

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Boer War Helmets & Headgear

Here is a rather nice photo of 3 soldiers of the Gloucestershire Regiment. It clearly shows the neck curtain and the back badge. What is very interesting here is that the neck curtain seems to be held in place by the puggaree rather than being simply tied on. Regular battalions wore the brass bac...

Mounted medical orderly and regimental transport of 2 RCRI on the move.

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Canada and the Boer War 1899-1902, Canadian Boer War Battles, Israel's Poort

During the Second Boer War, Kimberly found itself beseiged by the Boers, but unlike Ladysmith, which had been reinforced prior to its investment, there was a lack of any artillery larger than the small 2.5 inch mountain guns. As such, workers from De Beers began building one. The 4.1 inch gun was named "Long Cecil" after Cecil Rhodes who was present in the town through the siege. Although not enough to turn the tide against the Boers, the creation and use of the gun was a great morale…

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During the Second Boer War, Kimberly found itself beseiged by the Boers, but unlike Ladysmith, which had been reinforced prior to its investment, there was a lack of any artillery larger than the...

Horse Memorial - Port Elizabeth - A British trooper kneels before his horse, holding a bucket of water for his steed. It’s the only horse memorial in South Africa, and it was erected by the local community. The inscription reads: 'The greatness of a nation consists not so much in the number of its people or the extent of its territory, as in the extent and justice of its compassion.'
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Paardeberg - the backdrop for the battle.

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Paardeberg - the backdrop for the battle.