Boer artillery.

Boer artillery.

Boer Shells found at Ladysmith seige battlefields

Boer Shells found at Ladysmith seige battlefields

De Boers using the Long Tom Canon in the siege of Mafeking, Anglo-Boer War

De Boers using the Long Tom Canon in the siege of Mafeking, Anglo-Boer War

Le Creusot Long Tom.  In 1897 the Transvaal purchased four of these massive, 155 mm howitzers from the French firm Schneider et Cie.  They outranged all British artillery at the start of the Second Boer War.  One was employed at the Siege of Kimberley as a response to the deployment of the one-off Long Cecil, which it outranged by almost 1000 yards.  All four were destroyed during the war as ammunition supplies were exhausted, although reproductions remain on display in South Africa.

Le Creusot Long Tom. In 1897 the Transvaal purchased four of these massive, 155 mm howitzers from the French firm Schneider et Cie. They outranged all British artillery at the start of the Second Boer War. One was employed at the Siege of Kimberley as a response to the deployment of the one-off Long Cecil, which it outranged by almost 1000 yards. All four were destroyed during the war as ammunition supplies were exhausted, although reproductions remain on display in South Africa.

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Dinner Gong, Boer War, Long Tom case.

Dinner Gong, Boer War, Long Tom case.

Dinner Gong, Boer War, South Africa; 1899, 00, 01, 02. Built whith Long Tom and Pom-Pom cartridges case.

Dinner Gong, Boer War, South Africa; 1899, 00, 01, 02. Built whith Long Tom and Pom-Pom cartridges case.


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This Day in History: Oct 11, 1899: Boer War begins in South Africa dingeengoete.blogspot.com http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/victorians/images/boer_boers.jpg

This Day in History: Oct 11, 1899: Boer War begins in South Africa dingeengoete.blogspot.com http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/victorians/images/boer_boers.jpg

Illustration of soldier of the Boer War era.

Illustration of soldier of the Boer War era.

CDV: Argyll & Sutherland Highlander officer with medal Natal c.1880 Zulu War

CDV: Argyll & Sutherland Highlander officer with medal Natal c.1880 Zulu War

Soldiers of the Queen - Mounted Infantryman The Princess of Wales's Own Yorkshire Regiment,The Green Howards c. 1900

Soldiers of the Queen - Mounted Infantryman The Princess of Wales's Own Yorkshire Regiment,The Green Howards c. 1900

Boer War 1900

Gen. Cronje Boer War 1900

Boer War 1900

I am the commander here, take your men back to hell, sir! I allow no surrenders :- Lt Colonel Alexander Thorneycroft, of the Thorneycrofts Mounted Infantry, and the 2nd Battalion, Middlesex regiment. They then charged Boer skirmishers in support of the beleaguered Lancashire Fusiliers on the summit of Spion Kop, at 13.00 on the 24th January 1900.

I am the commander here, take your men back to hell, sir! I allow no surrenders :- Lt Colonel Alexander Thorneycroft, of the Thorneycrofts Mounted Infantry, and the 2nd Battalion, Middlesex regiment. They then charged Boer skirmishers in support of the beleaguered Lancashire Fusiliers on the summit of Spion Kop, at 13.00 on the 24th January 1900.

The Boer War in Colour -   Find us on facebook group: The Anglo-Boer War (The South African War) - 1899 - 1902

The Boer War in Colour - Find us on facebook group: The Anglo-Boer War (The South African War) - 1899 - 1902

Anstie's Cigarettes (Devizes) "Scout Series" 1923. No1 The Chief Scout ~ Robert Baden-Powell

Anstie's Cigarettes (Devizes) "Scout Series" 1923. No1 The Chief Scout ~ Robert Baden-Powell

Boer War Relics Borrie Erasmus Senekal Surrender Hill Boschbult Farm

Boer War Relics Borrie Erasmus Senekal Surrender Hill Boschbult Farm

Machinegun_Maxim_drawingB86_483-1.jpg (JPEG Image, 1735 × 1341 pixels) - Scaled (41%)

Machinegun_Maxim_drawingB86_483-1.jpg (JPEG Image, 1735 × 1341 pixels) - Scaled (41%)

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