'Pontoon bridge built by Royal Engineers in two hours across the Modder', 1900
Stereoscopic photograph, Boer War, 1900.
On 21 November 1899 the British 1st Division under Lord Methuen began its advance north from the Orange River to relieve Kimberley. On reaching the Modder River, the 7th and 11th Field Companies, Royal Engineers, constructed a temporary bridge which was completed on 10 December 1899.
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, 1900 (c).
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