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Lord Kitchener and General Cronje's Messenger, Paardeberg, Orange Free State, South Africa, February 19th, 1900 during the Second Boer War. Cronje had requested a cease-fire to bury the dead after Bloody Sunday, the first day of the Battle of Paardeberg. Field Marshal Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener, 1850 1916. British Field Marshal. After a drawing by Walter Paget. From Field Marshal Lord Kitchener, His Life and Work for the Empire, published 1916.
This is a rare picture of a Military Balloon unit (the first I have ever seen) . Military reconnaissance balloon with an escort. It took four carts to carry the gas tubes and one to carry the equipment, each cart was drawn by four horses. Two extra carts carried the baggage.
Africana Age - Intro
Cecil John Rhodes (1853–1902) was the man who envisioned a British colonial presence in Africa from "Cape to Cairo." A staunch racist and imperialist, he was prime minister of the colony of South Africa and founded and gave his name to Rhodesia, which became North and South Rhodesia and finally Zambia and Zimbabwe after independence. Rhodes established the De Beers Consolidated Mines for diamonds in 1888 and the Rhodes Scholarship.
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During the Second Anglo-Boer War of 1899–1902. Fought both conventionally and as a guerrilla struggle over the Karoo's vast expanses, it was a bloody war of attrition wherein both sides used newly developed technologies to their advantage. Numerous abandoned blockhouses can still be seen at strategic locations, especially along the railway line, throughout the Great Karoo. #Karoo #blockhouse #history