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Pic: DominicWinter/BNPS<br />
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Troops storing provisions - Bulawayo, Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) 1896 and 1900.<br />
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These fascinating photos capture life in southern Africa at the end of the 20th century at a time of great uncertainty for the region.<br />
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They were taken between 1896 and 1900 and cover the period of the Second Matabele War in Rhodesia, today known as Zimbabwe.<br />
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One photo shows soldiers at a lookout with ammunition around their necks poised and ready to fire.<br />
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Another image is of a laager, an encampment protected by a circle of wagons or armored vehicles.<br />
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There is also the remarkable sight of troops lined up on bicycles and an imposing fort in the hills.