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Armored Train Ambush 11-15-99 Churchill & Haldane 2 weeks 4 hours ago #79889

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Armored Train Ambush 11-15-99 Chuchill & Haldane 3 days 12 hours ago #80071

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Neville posted an interesting picture: "Indeed, pieces of the armoured train became sort after souvenirs immediately after the disaster.
These wounded officers, homeward bound on board the Hospital Ship Maine, were photographed which such a fragment, already neatly engraved: "PART OF ARMOURED TRAIN No 53 STRUCK BY 9LB SHELL AT CHIEVELEY NOV 15TH 1899 BOER WAR"."

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In Bennet Burleigh's "The Natal Campaign" p 246
archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.206732/page/n293/mode/2up
he writes of the idle period between Colenso and marching to the Upper Tugela:
"There were point-to-point matches and many more besides, all hotly contested, over smooth or rocky slopes. The prizes included the Tugela Plate, value £50—a piece of boiler-iron blown from Frere Bridge in its demolition by the Boers. Besides that, there was the Railway Plate, a similar souvenir from the wrecked armoured train..."
I suspect the souvenier photographed on the hospital ship Maine is the Railway Plate.
The past is not dead. In fact, it's not even past.
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