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Horses of the Army Service Corps being fed on board ship, 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 4 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 'The Illustrated London News' and 'The Sphere', 1899-1902.

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NAM. 1963-12-305-91


National Army Museum, Out of Copyright


National Army Museum, Study collection

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