Portrait of Louis Botha , ca 1919-1921, South African politician,...
Portrait of Louis Botha , ca 1919-1921, South African politician, painting by James Guthrie . South Africa, 20th century. Edinburgh, Scottish National Portrait Gallery Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images
"It was soon apparent that something very unpleasant was about to happen, so we stood to arms, groused a good deal, and waited. The waiting was always the hardest part of it all.” Captain S.J. Worsley, Delville Wood Campaign, July 1916. Official photograph taken of the British Western Front. A raiding party waiting for the word to go. PH. John Warwick Brooke
THE BATTLE OF PASSCHENDAELE, JULY-NOVEMBER 1917
A wounded South African soldier is given a hot drink by a padre after the attack on 'Potsdam', a German stronghold near Zonnebeke, during the Battle of the Menin Road Ridge near Potijze, 20 September 1917.
Delville Wood South African Memorial and Museum
121 officers and 3,000 men of the South African 1st Infantry Brigade went into Delville Wood and five days later only 3 officers and 120 men walked out... What is now known as the Battle of Delville Wood, one of the engagements that consolidated together form the Battle of the Somme, took place from 14 July to 3 September 1916. The wood was a heavily fortified German position that had to be taken. The South African infantry unit was the first thrown into the fray, and they were…
The Legends and Traditions of the Great War: Delville Wood
To truly understand the horror of this battle I suggest you read this account. The Legends and Traditions of the Great War: Delville Wood
A South African nurse places a wreath on her brother's grave at Delville Wood, on the Somme battlefield, 17 February 1918., Aitken T K (2nd Lt)
A South African nurse places a wreath on her brother's grave at Delville Wood, on the Somme battlefield, 17 February 1918. by Aitken T K (2nd Lt). Museum quality art prints with a selection of frame and size options, canvases, and postcards. Imperial War Museums
Cape Town Highlanders regiment, South Africa. 1960s 0510
A detachment marching out of the Castle in Cape Town the oldest building in South Africa. The regiment wears kilts of Gordon tartan and was allied to the Gordon Highlanders. The Cape Town Highlanders Regiment is a mechanised infantry reserve regiment of the South African Army. Descendants of Scottish immigrants to South Africa raised the Cape Town Highlanders in 1885. In 1947, Queen Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother) was appointed colonel-in-chief, and from 1948 until South…