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Artillery on Zwartkop firing at Boer trenches during the Battle of Krantzkloof, Boer War.<br />
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A rare and extraordinary photo album documenting a British army regiment before, during and after the Boer War has been discovered after more than 100 years.<br />
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The album contains more than 150 black and white images of the First Battalion, Rifle Brigade and provide a fascinating record of their battles with the Boers in South Africa from 1899 to 1902.<br />
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The annotated images show a large parade of men before embarking on a ship on the Isle of Wight to take them to South Africa in 1899 followed by famous battles they were involved in when they got there.<br />
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The action highlighted took place at Ladysmith, Spion Kop and St. Pieters.