Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Another Treasure comes to Light

These original photos of an Artillery field battery were taken at Derdepoort in South Africa during the Boer War. I found them in a batch of old photographs that I probably purchased 30 years at an Antiques fair. Derdepoort was the scene of many successes and reverses for the British Army. Sadly, these photographs are undated - photograph four reveals the shadow of the photographer who seems to be using a hand-held camera.

Grosvenor on our Maxim
Field Battery, Derdepoort
6 inch Quick-Firers, Derdepoort
Our guns on the March
6 inch quick-firer, Derdepoort

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