In the Orange River Trenches holding back the Boers - South Africa.

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Title

In the Orange River Trenches holding back the Boers - South Africa.

Subject

War, Military, Soldier, Firearm, Africa, Trench

Description

A stereoscopic image of British troops in a trench with firearms at the ready.
The Second Boer War (1899-1902) was the first war to be covered comprehensively by both film and still photography. This was the result of improved technology in both photographic equipment and printing techniques; cameras were more portable and magazines reproduced half-tone photographs. The Orange River marked the border between the Boer Republic of Orange Free State and the British Cape Colony. The surrounding country, particularly on the Cape Colony side of the river, was the scene of fierce fighting, particularly in late 1899 and early 1900.

One of a boxed set of stereoscope photographs produced for sale to the general public by a professional firm of photographers, Underwood and Underwood.

Publisher

Underwood & Underwood

Date

1900

Rights

Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike

Format

178 mm x 89 mm

Type

Image

Identifier

ST0018

Medium

Albumen print

Accrual Method

Gift

Provenance

Pete Spencer, Bolton, UK, Former Owner

Original Format

Stereograph

Collection

Citation

“In the Orange River Trenches holding back the Boers - South Africa.,” Fourtoes, accessed May 23, 2022, https://collection.fourtoes.co.uk/items/show/276.