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10th (Prince of Wales's Own Royal) Hussars embarking horses on board the 'Ismore', 1899 (c)

Lantern slide, Boer War (1899-1902), 1899 (c).

Travelling by sea was as dangerous for horses as it was for humans. During the Boer War, thousands of horses were lost at sea. In 1900 nearly four per cent of the 25,845 horses sent from North America to South Africa died en route, mainly from disease, shipwreck and injury caused by rolling vessels.

From a collection of 243 lantern slides, mainly illustrations from 'Illustrated London News' and 'The Sphere', 1899-1902.

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NAM. 1963-12-305-88


National Army Museum, London


National Army Museum, Study collection

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