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The Museum of Liverpool 6 years 7 months ago #55484

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The Museum has a small area for the City Soldiers and I am very grateful to the Museum for allowing me to reproduce these images of their Boer War section.



With good information





A flag from the MI



And this ornamental tablet



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A decorated scroll to the 4 Volunteer Battalions







I needed to be on the other side of the glass and a lot closer :(
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41. Tobacco purchased during the siege of Ladysmith. Captain Steavenson paid the equivalent of a month's wages for 340 grams of tobacco
42. Emergency rations. The tin contained cocoa and food. The glass tube contained cocoa.



Shells from Ladysmith



Bandolier and water bottle

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A Colt pocket revolver c1850 taken from a Boer



Officer's Webley revolver, "only accurate at short distances"



Mess silver damaged during the siege



Sparklet cylinders used for water purification

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A very interesting collection of Boer War relics. Thank you for sharing with us. Modern museums often reduce the quantity of items on display to a few objects more decoratively displayed. I think there is a lot to be said in favour of old fashioned quantity, rather than modern minimalist quality. Museum storerooms are the really interesting places to visit.

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Thank You David for the sets of fantastic pictures, will have to visit when I ever get a chance.....

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