'4.7 gun on Capt. Scott's improvised carriage drawn by 16 oxen', 1900
Lantern slide, No. 126 from the series, 'Transvaal in War', Boer War (1899-1902), reproducing an illustration from 'The Sphere' magazine, 1900.
A 4.7 inch naval gun crossing a drift in South Africa, 1900. To match often superior Boer artillery the British mounted naval guns on improvised carriages. Captain (later Admiral Sir) Percy Moreton Scott of HMS Terrible is credited with the design of these carriages. These heavy guns were manned by naval crews and pulled by large teams of oxen.
From a collection of lantern slides relating to the Boer War (1899-1902).
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