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'British Field Telegrapher sending news of victory at Klip Drift (Feb. 12th)', 1899

Stereoscopic photograph, Boer War, 1899.

The British Army used a variety of technological innovations during the Boer War (1899-1902). Although some had been used in previous campaigns, it was the scale of their employment in South Africa which was exceptional. For example, the distances involved in South Africa led to the extensive use of the electric telegraph and field telephone.

From a box of 89 stereoscopic cards entitled, 'South African War through the Stereoscope Pt 2 Vol 1', published by Underwood and Underwood and produced by Works and Sun Sculpture Studios, 1901 (c).

NAM Accession Number

NAM. 1998-01-135-51

Copyright/Ownership

National Army Museum, Out of Copyright

Location

National Army Museum, Study collection

Object URL

https://collection.nam.ac.uk/detail.php?acc=1998-01-135-51