SECOND BOER WAR SOUTH AFRICA STEREOVIEW LOT BRITISH IRISH CANADIAN SOLDIERS For Sale
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SECOND BOER WAR SOUTH AFRICA STEREOVIEW LOT BRITISH IRISH CANADIAN SOLDIERS:
- Photographs throughout Ad:
- NO. 13759 THE BRITISH REGULARS ENCAMPED ON THE MODDER RIVER, SOUTH AFRICA --
- NO. 13842 WHERE THE BULLETS FLY THICK AND FAST. THE IRISH BRIGADE IN A HARD FIGHT, ORANGE FREE STATE, S.A. --
- ROYAL MARINE ARTILLERY, PREPARING FOR THE FINAL PARADE BEFORE LEAVING FOR THE SEAT OF WAR --
- GALLANT STORMING OF A BOER KOPJE BY THE SUFFOLKS, AT COLESBERG, S.A. DEC. 31ST - PRAISED BY GEN. FRENCH --
- CAPE GARRISON ARTILLERY MAKING IT HOT FOR THE BOERS ACROSS MODDER RIVER, SO. AFRICA --
- THE ENGLISH DRUMMER BOY’S LETTER - WRITING HOME TO MOTHER AFTER THE VICTORY AT COLESBERG, S. AFRICA--
- THE FEARLESS SUFFOLKS STORMING THE KOPJE, COLESBERG, S.A., DEC 31ST - MANY OF THESE MEN WERE CAPTURED LATER --
- LORD ROBERTS, HERO OF CANDAHAR AND SOUTH AFRICA, COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF BRITISH ARMIES (PHOTOGRAPHED AT PRETORIA, S.A.)
- THE CAPE GARRISON ARTILLERY STANDING TO THE GUNS COMMANDING THE ORANGE RIVER BRIDGE, S.A.--
- THE SAD ROLL CALL AFTER SOME OF THE BRITISH WERE CUT OFF AT DORDRECHT (DEC. 30TH) S.A. --
- LOYAL TO THE MOTHER COUNTRY - CANADIAN FIGHTERS FOR BRITISH SUPREMACY, CAPE TOWN, S.A --.
- ROYAL MUNSTER FUSILIERS LINING TH TRENCHES ON A BOER ALARM, HONEY NEST KLOOF, S.A. --
- ROYAL MUNSTER FUSILIERS LINING TH TRENCHES ON A BOER ALARM, HONEY NEST KLOOF, S.A. (FEB 16TH) S. AFRICA (Note a different scene with almost identical title.)
Below additional information on the Second Boer War:The Second Boer War (11 October 1899 – 31 May 1902) was fought between the British Empire and two Boer states, the South African Republic (Republic of Transvaal) and the Orange Free State, over the Empire's influence in South Africa. It is also known variously as the Boer War, Anglo-Boer War, or South African War. Initial Boer attacks were successful, and although British reinforcements later reversed these, the war continued for years with Boer guerrilla warfare, until harsh British counter-measures brought them to terms.
Offered for sale is a lot of13 (THIRTEEN) SECOND BOER WAR SOUTH AFRICA STEREOVIEW SCENES - ALL DIFFERENT - ALL REAL PHOTO
This assortment of stereoviews are by the following publishers,11 by Underwood & Underwood and 2 by B.W. Kilburn, Littleton, N.H. All copyright date are between 1900 and 1901. The stereoviews are titled as follows --
The war started with the British overconfident and under-prepared. The Boers were very well armed and struck first, besieging Ladysmith, Kimberley, and Mafeking in early 1900, and winning important battles at Colenso, Magersfontein and Stormberg. Staggered, the British brought in large numbers of soldiers and fought back. General Redvers Buller was replaced by Lord Roberts and Lord Kitchener. They relieved the three besieged cities, and invaded the two Boer republics in late 1900. The onward marches of the British Army were so overwhelming that the Boers did not fight staged battles in defence of their homeland. The British quickly seized control of all of the Orange Free State and Transvaal, as the civilian leadership went into hiding or exile. In conventional terms, the war was over. The British officially annexed the two countries in 1900, and called a "khaki election" to give the government another six years of power in London. British military efforts were aided by Cape Colony, the Colony of Natal and some native African allies, and further supported by volunteers from the British Empire, including Southern Africa, the Australian colonies, Canada, India and New Zealand. All other nations were neutral, but public opinion in them was largely hostile to the British. Inside the UK and its Empire there also was significant opposition to the Second Boer War.
The Boers refused to surrender. They reverted to guerrilla warfare under new generals Louis Botha, Jan Smuts, Christiaan de Wet and Koos de la Rey. Two more years of surprise attacks and quick escapes followed. As guerrillas without uniforms, the Boer fighters easily blended into the farmlands, which provided hiding places, supplies, and horses. The UK's solution was to set up complex nets of block houses, strong points, and barbed wire fences, partitioning off the entire conquered territory. The civilian farmers were relocated into concentration camps, where very large proportions died of disease, especially the children, who mostly lacked immunities. Then British mounted infantry units systematically tracked down the highly mobile Boer guerrilla units. The battles at this stage were small operations with few combat casualties (most of the dead were victims of disease). The war ended in surrender and British terms with the Treaty of Vereeniging in May 1902. The British successfully won over the Boer leaders, who now gave full support to the new political system. Both former republics were incorporated into the Union of South Africa in 1910, as part of the British Empire.
Note the stereoviews vary in condition from fair to very good as photos show. Some exhibit light soiling, corner or edge ware etc as photo show. The attached photo on one is loosened on the edge. One has as crack in the middle, still solid not broken, only cracked. Please view photos for condition. The stereoviews are over 120 years old.
I will accept PAYPAL. Items will be shipped first class mail usually next day after payment of Paypal, packaging and mail $5.35.I will ship internationally, payment must be in US funds, Paypal. I will ship world wide International first Class Mail 1 stereoview for $14.55 and will combine ship. This increase is due to the new postal service rates.