As promised some time ago, here are two captured Boer flags, carefully conserved and displayed in the above mentioned museum. In advance, IL apologises for the apparent awkward angle at which both were photographed. This was inevitable; given their respective placements within the display cabinets. However, the explanatory labels describe the exhibits.
The museum gave IL permission to photograph the items for reproduction here.
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Good gracious Ian, what absolutely magnificent trophies they are, in effect, completely unique and real survivors, nothing whatsoever wrong with your photography either.
I am glad to see them so well preserved as they deserve to be, they are important and a proper tangible link to the war itself, in that they were actually being carried by the enemy at the time, you simply cannot put a price on them, mere medals don't even come close in my opinion.
If only they themselves could actually talk.
When I first saw those flags, I was very surprised to say the least. I made sure my tour guide (a genial ex Sq/Sgt/Maj.) passed on my appreciation to the Museum's curator(s). The effort the Museum has made to preserve these and other trophies is indeed highly praiseworthy. You know, I can't wait to get a Sunday free to do a visit all over again.
Seeing the post about the various "original" Boer flags, it reminded me of those seen in the museum of the RNSWL and in the AWM. Given the passage of time, I am certain that fading of the originals would be quite like those shown - even considering the excellent display conditions and the conservation care shown.
Regards to all
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