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'HIH', the Prince Imperial, 1879

Photograph, Zulu War (1879).

The French Prince Imperial, Louis Eugene Napoleon, then in exile in England, served on Lord Chelmsford's staff during the Zulu War (1879). He was ambushed and killed near Ulundi on 1 June 1879 after setting out on a reconnaissance patrol without his full escort. When it was recovered, the prince's body had 18 assegai wounds and he had been ritually disembowelled.

From an album of 70 photographs.

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NAM. 1954-06-5-2-3


National Army Museum, Out of Copyright


National Army Museum, Study collection

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