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Picture listing 1000s of South African soldiers 10 months 1 week ago #60345

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This is a one metre high picture that hangs in the Siege Museum, Ladysmith. It lists the names of men who served in Colonial units during the Boer War.

My pictures do not do it justice.

The overall picture



Central section



Some of the details







Part of the 1st Brabant's Horse detail

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Picture listing 1000s of South African soldiers 10 months 1 week ago #60350

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What a truly wonderful piece of art, quite remarkable, I wonder who conceived it and why?

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Picture listing 1000s of South African soldiers 10 months 1 week ago #60351

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It must have taken some much preparation and then time to execute.

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I see that officers and NCOs have their rank shown; troopers/privates have surnames only. For a task of that magnitude, the compiler(s) must have had access to the medal rolls.
Really remarkable item
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Picture listing 1000s of South African soldiers 6 months 5 days ago #62011

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The Fox Hole site is selling high resolution digital copies of these from Adrian's site: www.foxhole.co.za/product/1899-1901-boer...rse-infantry-poster/
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