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Operations in the Orange River Colony: Going to the rescue of a train held up by the Boers.

A detachment of the 1st Mounted Infantry reconnoitring in an armoured train.

The Graphic 30 March 1901
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The light side of the war: A duet on the veldt.

A Correspondent writes: 'On leaving Eden Kop we had to leave behind an organ which had been save from the wreck of a farmhouse .. regretted having to part with the instrument which had afforded us such pleasure, as our surgeon and other officers played and sang capital duets'.

This was a double page picture and has lost some detail in the centre section.

The Graphic 21 March 1901
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The lancers appear to be armed with naval style cutlass which is rather odd, or, has the artist simply used a degree of licence?

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Enrolling troops for South Africa in Sydney: The rush of applicants

A correspondent writes: 'An animated scene took place the other day at the Agricultural Society's Grounds. It had been announced that Major Boam would attend the begin the enrolment of 1,000 men to form the new contingent to be sent to South Africa. As a result, Major Boam's office was besieged by a large crown of would-be recruits. The men were required to attend in uniform, and nearly every regiment in the defence force was represented in the crowd. The few police present were powerless to keep the crowd in hand and it was not until half a dozen mounted Lancers arrived that space was cleared in front of the office and order was restored.'

Source: The Graphic, 9 March 1901

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I was concerned that they has their swords unsheathed at all.
Dr David Biggins

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Indeed, look what happened in St Peter's Field two hundred years ago!

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With Sir Redvers Buller's force: Field Artillery crossing a drift.

A correspondent writes: 'When we crossed the Klip River, the Field Artillery were just able to keep the muzzles of their guns clear of the water, though some of the gunners got a wetting.'

The Graphic 17 July 1900
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