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Boer War Block toy 1 week 5 days ago #68333

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I recently bought this child's block toy on Ebay. Only one face was illustrated:-



It has taken me a long time to sort the other faces of the puzzle and I suspect Edwardian children were smarter than me but I was pleased with the results and can now share them with you. I have seen these lithographs before but not in this format. The artist signs himself as T. Neuman. Please let me know if you think I have mis-identified the battle scenes.

Surrender of Cronje



Colenso



Magersfontein (?)



Spionkop (??)



Soldiers Of The Queen

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Boer War Block toy 1 week 5 days ago #68340

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After so many years, the colours still look great.

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Boer War Block toy 1 week 5 days ago #68341

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DunnBoer,

I really like those images. Have not come across those before.

Your names look good to me. I have seen the image you labelled as Magersfontein as Elandslaagte. In fact, I use that image on the cover of my Elandslaagte book.

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Boer War Block toy 1 week 5 days ago #68342

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That first picture that included the Back-acher must be quite early to include him. Perhaps late 1899 or up to April 1900?
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Boer War Block toy 1 week 4 days ago #68350

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You are probably right. I suggested Magersfontein purely because the British troops being decimated are all Scottish.

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