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Armored Train Ambush 11-15-99 Chuchill & Haldane 2 months 1 week ago #78761

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Great photos Rob,

Here is another photograph by René Bull. To my eye this is a stunning image, clearly taken by an artist.



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Armored Train Ambush 11-15-99 Chuchill & Haldane 2 months 1 week ago #78763

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And another (not by Mr Bull this time) ......
This is not the train from the Chieveley incident. I believe it is the one captured at Kraaipan on 11 October 1899.



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Absolutely stunning!
The past is not dead. In fact, it's not even past.

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And an image showing British prisoners from the armoured train arriving at Pretoria. These are mostly officers.



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I noted with interest the Dublin Fusiliers' helmets in your picture by Rene Bull have a slightly darker (green?) pugaree and dome ventilator, and a paler (white?) stripe on the helmet above the pugaree.
So I think these POWs are probably not Dublins...
Could they be Durban Light Infantry, or men captured elsewhere?
I attach a photo of the memorial to those who fell, which I took when I first visited the site as a lad... in1969.

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A French postcard showing the officers.
Note Churchill in the centre, with back turned to the camera, wearing side cap. Correction: this is NOT Churchill....!



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