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Historical military art prints of the Battles at Doornkop, Colenso, Sanna's Post, Modderfontein Farm and Relief of Ladysmith during the Boer War. All prints published by Cranston Fine Arts, the military print company.

Battle of Elandslaagt, 21st October 1899.   During the Second Boer War, a Boer Force led by General Koch, were attacked by a British force under General French, consisting of three battalions of Infantry and 5 squadrons of Cavalry.  The British pushed back the Boers from their position on the high ground looking over Ladysmith and the Dundee railway.  The Boer losses were 250 Killed and wounded and over 200 captured, including  General Kich.

Battle of Klip Drift, 15th February 1900. A small cavalry action consisting of the 9th Lancers commanded by M. Little and the  16th lancers commanded by  Major S. Frewen. Both commanded by Brigadier General J.R. Gordon. Who charged the Boer Position.

Battle of Colenso: From that sleepy hollow among the hills of Natal where Sir George White made his gallant stand we heard the booming of cannon and hoped that help had come at last. Our deliverers, we knew, had to face fearful odds. Before them stretched a billow sea of mountains with an unfordable river in front and securely entrenched in these hills lay the Boer marksmen. In order to engage the enemy General Buller's troops had to cross a long level plain and to expose themselves to a deadly fire. Our guns poured a tempest of lyddite upon the slopes beyond the river, but they remained as silent as the tomb. With courage that needed no urging three brigades advanced - the Irish on the left, the English on the right and between them Lyttelton's brigade, with orders to act in support. As the dauntless Irish approached the curve of Tugela they were met with a devastating fire of rifle and pom pom. on they pressed with ever thinning ranks until the bank of the river was in sight. But where was the ford? To cross at that point was impossible and for hours the gallant Irish had to endure the storm of lead which belched from the distant foothills. Nor was the English brigade more fortunate. The Boers had evidently anticipated attack on the bridge and had concentrated their heavy artillery and quick firing guns at this point. Moving forward by short rushes some of the leading regiments succeeded in reaching Colenso and established themselves in the railway station. Their losses had been heavy and it is doubtful whether they could ever have crossed the river. An incident changed the position to hopelessness. Two field batteries and six naval guns had been ordered to support the assault. With characteristic dash Colonel Long carried his guns into range of the enemies' rifles and a terrible struggle raged around them. From the security of their trenches the Boers kept up a steady fire until man and horse were laid low under the hail of lead.  Every gun had its litter of dead, yet there were not wanting brave men who refused to abandon the batteries. Colonel Long fell shot through the arm and the liver, and soon there remained only a few survivors who, being unable to work the guns, took refuge in a donga. Seeing the effect of this disaster, General Buller gave the order to retire, and the regiments withdrew in sullen silence. But the guns were still at the mercy of the enemy. "Who will save the guns?" cried the General. The response was immediate, and led by 3 aides-de-camp the volunteers set out on their desperate enterprise. Their gallantry was useless. None could live under that murderous fire; but Roberts, even in death, won an undying name.

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His eyes turned up to heaven, his shoulders in a pool of blood,  possibly by Richard Caton Woodville


His eyes turned up to heaven, his shoulders in a pool of blood, possibly by Richard Caton Woodville

Plates from Valour and Victory by F Shaw & Co, published 1902.
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Battle of Colenso, 1899 by Henry Dupray


Battle of Colenso, 1899 by Henry Dupray

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Surgeon Major Babtie carried Lord Roberts son into such shelter as there was


Surgeon Major Babtie carried Lord Roberts son into such shelter as there was

Plates from Valour and Victory by F Shaw & Co, published 1902.
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Frederick Roberts Receives the Surrender of the Main Boer Field Army Commander, Piet Cronje at Paardeburg on 27th February 1900. by George Scott.


Frederick Roberts Receives the Surrender of the Main Boer Field Army Commander, Piet Cronje at Paardeburg on 27th February 1900. by George Scott.

This led the way for the British to advance towards Bloemfontain and onto Pretoria.
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Lord Roberts Entry into Pretoria by Richard Caton Woodville.


Lord Roberts Entry into Pretoria by Richard Caton Woodville.

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Within Sound of the Guns by Lady Elizabeth Butler.


Within Sound of the Guns by Lady Elizabeth Butler.

The picture shows a despatch rider coming under fire from Boer Marksmen. The picture is also known as A Yeomanry Scout Galloping With Despatches in the Boer War.
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Lance Corporal John Joseph Farmer VC by Hussaly.


Lance Corporal John Joseph Farmer VC by Hussaly.

Winning his VC at Majuba Hill, Cpl. Farmer held a white flag over the wounded and when the arm holding the flag was shot through, he then raised the flag with the other arm and continued to do so until that one was also shot through.
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Riderless by John Charlton (1900)


Riderless by John Charlton (1900)

Printed by Dangerfield Printing Co Ltd. circa 1902.
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Jameson's Last Stand, Battle of Doornkop 2nd January 1896 by Richard Caton Woodville


Jameson's Last Stand, Battle of Doornkop 2nd January 1896 by Richard Caton Woodville

In 1895, Leander Starr Jameson assembled a private army outside the Transvaal with the aim of invading and overthrowing the Boer government. The idea had been to encourage civil unrest among foreign workers (Uitlanders), and use the outbreak of open revolt as an excuse to invade and take over the territory. But Jameson grew impatient and so launched the Jameson Raid on 29th December 1895, and managed to push within twenty miles of Johannesburg before superior Boer forces compelled him and his men to surrender at Doornkop on the 2nd of Janaury 1896.
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Sons of the Blood by S Begg.


Sons of the Blood by S Begg.

Famous picture showing troops of various regiments from all parts of the Empire at the time of the Boer War.
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The Empty Saddle by J P Beadle.


The Empty Saddle by J P Beadle.

Often called the Last Patrol, the painting depicts a scene from the Boer war, showing a party of Lancers bringing a riderless horse back from patrol. Art prints reproduced by kind permission of the 9th / 12th Lancers.
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Siege of Mafeking, 1900 by Henry Dupray


Siege of Mafeking, 1900 by Henry Dupray

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Race for the Copje by G Douglas Giles


Race for the Copje by G Douglas Giles

Showing members of the 10th Hussars in South Africa, racing for the high ground against some Boers.
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My Brave Irish by Richard Caton Woodville


My Brave Irish by Richard Caton Woodville

The last charge on Pieters Hill, 27th February 1900 by the 2nd Irish Fusiliers, assisted by the 2nd Royal Dublin Fusiliers.
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The Last Shot at Colenso by Richard Caton Woodville


The Last Shot at Colenso by Richard Caton Woodville

Lt Roberts K.R.R. with Captain Schofield and Congreve, with all their ammunition used, they drew upon the emergency rounds of Case (their last shot) They stood to attention beside the gun and in an instant later fell pierced through by Boer Bullets. Lt Roberts earned his VC.
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Surrender of Paardeburg, 1900 by Henry Dupray. (P)


Surrender of Paardeburg, 1900 by Henry Dupray. (P)

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Spion Kop - South Africa, 24th January 1900 by Jason Askew.


Spion Kop - South Africa, 24th January 1900 by Jason Askew.

I am the commander here, take your men back to hell, sir! I allow no surrenders :- Lt Colonel Alexander Thorneycroft, of the Thorneycrofts Mounted Infantry, and the 2nd Battalion, Middlesex regiment. They then charged Boer skirmishers in support of the beleaguered Lancashire Fusiliers on the summit of Spion Kop, at 13.00 on the 24th January 1900.
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All That Was Left of Them by Richard Caton Woodville


All That Was Left of Them by Richard Caton Woodville

Illustrates the scene at Modderfontein Farm where a squadron of the 17th lancers were pinned down by a large Boer force, and fought to the finish. Modderfontein Farm in the Eastern Cape, about 10 miles from Tarkastad, was the the battle on the 17th September 1901, between the 17th Lancers who had camped there, and General Jan Christiaan Smut's Boer Commandos. C squadron of the 17th Lancers lost 3 Officers and 35 troopers, a single action in which the 17th Lancers lost more men in one day than any other day, inclduing that of the infamous charge of the Light Brigade. Also killed that day were three gunners from the Royal Garrison Artillery. Another account states that out of 130 men, 29 were killed and 41 wounded. All Officers had been killed or wounded.
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Bergendel by J P Beadle.


Bergendel by J P Beadle.

The Battle of Bergendel during the Boer War showing Rifle Brigade (now part of the Royal Green Jackets) advancing on boer position.
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The Relief of Ladysmith by John Henry Frederick Bacon


The Relief of Ladysmith by John Henry Frederick Bacon

Sir George White welcomes Major Hubert Gough with these words Hello Hubert, how are you? Shortly afterwards, moved by the ovation given him by his soldiers and townsfolk, he acknowledged their support and ending with these words: Thank God we have kept the flag flying.
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