The caption says 'Captain Sandford and his gun. This photograph was taken on Christmas Day , and Captain Sandford was killed on the following day when leading the gallant but ill-fated sortie to Game Tree Hill. Of six officers who led the attack, three were killed and one was wounded.'
'Good News: Outside the office of the Mafeking Mail.
News from the outer world was sometimes scarce in Mafeking during the siege, but, sooner or later, messages announcing British victories reached the town, and were promptly posted outside the office of the Mafeking Mail. Twice shells struck the office and delayed the publication of the paper.'
On the morning of the relief, the Mafeking artillery, under the command of Colonel Hore, was paraded, ready to co-operate without delay with the Relief Column, and, if possible, carry the war into the enemy's country.'