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Memorial to the Prince Imperial, 1881

Photograph, Zulu War (1879), 1881.

This cross was erected at the spot where the French Prince Imperial, Louis Eugene Napoleon, was ambushed and killed near Ulundi on 1 June 1879 during a reconnaissance patrol.

Louis Napoleon's death caused an international scandal. He had only been allowed to go to South Africa after the Empress Eugenie and Queen Victoria had intervened on his behalf, but with the proviso that he be kept out of danger.

From an album of 70 photographs.

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NAM. 1954-06-5-2-19


National Army Museum, Out of Copyright


National Army Museum, Study collection

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