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'Salvaged British guns still useful', Zanzibar, 1914

Photograph, World War One, East Africa (1914-1918), 1914.

British troops and locals stand with two guns salvaged from the cruiser HMS 'Pegasus' that were mounted on ox-drawn carts. The 'Pegasus' had been sunk at anchor on 20 September 1914 in Zanzibar harbour by the German cruiser 'Konigsberg'. Six of her guns were eventually salvaged and went on to be used in the East African land campaign.

From a collection of 164 British, French and Belgian official photographs.

NAM Accession Number

NAM. 2002-02-589-23

Copyright/Ownership

National Army Museum, Out of Copyright

Location

National Army Museum, Study collection

Object URL

https://collection.nam.ac.uk/detail.php?acc=2002-02-589-23

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