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A monument by Louis Ernest Barrias situated in the business district of Paris, la Defense, "recalling the courage of Parisiens during the terrible seige of 1870-71" which was the culmination of the Franco-Prussian War.
La Defense, Paris, France. Feb 2007

Another image from Underwood and Underwood (from a stereoview) clearly showing the uniforms and equipment in use by the British troops during the Anglo-Boer War. It is entitled "Her Majesty's Heroes marching into Colesberg, S.A. after the Boers retre...
South Africa 1901

A set of Coatees and Infantry officer's hat as used by the 96th Regiment. From left to right they date from 1796-1816, a short-tailed coat from 1812, and 1829-54.
The Museum of Manchester's Regiment, Ashton-under-Lyne, UK. March 2004

Shown here are a pair of muskets used by the 96th Regiment during the 19th Century. On the left is the classic 'Brown Bess' smooth-bore flintlock musket used by the British in various forms from the 1720's into the 1840's. It had a .75inch calibre. O...
The Museum of Manchester's Regiment, Ashton-under-Lyne, UK. March 2004

A elegant display of arrayed weaponry from medieval polearms and 2-handed swords through to 19th century percussion muskets and carbines. There are rapiers, basket-hilt broadswords, bayonets, halberds and a crossbow arranged around a 17th century (En...
Taken at the York Castle Museum, York, England, 2005

Two depictions of the kind of living quarters that soldiers would have had in two periods in Aldershot's life. One shows the barracks during the Victorian period, the other during the 1950's.
Aldershot Military Museum, Hampshire, England, May 2007

A recreation of a Southern irregular in the American Civil War
History at Murton 3 - Murton Park, York, England. April 2009

A recreation of a Union officer in the American Civil War
History at Murton 3 - Murton Park, York, England. April 2009

A medic of the 2nd South Carolina regiment
History at Murton 3 - Murton Park, York, England. April 2009

A sharpshooter of the 2nd South Carolina regiment cleans his rifled musket
History at Murton 3 - Murton Park, York, England. April 2009

The bow 110lb, breech-loading Armstrong gun on board HMS Warrior.
Portsmouth harbour, August 2002.

A 94 pound shell from one of the Boer 'Long Tom' Creusot artillery pieces fired into the town of Ladysmith during it's seige. It presumably failed to explode. Also shown are a couple of rounds of Boer ammunition. The Manchesters Regiment were besiege...
The Museum of Manchester's Regiment, Ashton-under-Lyne, UK. March 2004

A member of the Heilbron Commando depicting a Boer fighter standing guard over the camp. He is shown carrying the Mauser rifle and bandolier typical of the time.
History at Murton - Murton Park, York, England. April 2008

A Boer Mauser pistol taken by the East Yorkshire Rgt after Bothaville, November 1900
The Regimental Museum of the Royal Dragoon Guards & The Prince of Wales Own Regiment of Yorkshire. 2

Images of one of the un-sung heroines of the Anglo-Boer War - the steadfast Boer wives who provided for the fighters in the line and who, ultimately, were so poorly treated by the British policy of concentration camps (not to be confused with the lat...
History at Murton - Murton Park, York, England. April 2008

An excellent photograph of two members of the Oranje Vrijstaat Artillerie Corps blending with the veldt. It can readily be imagined how difficult these sharpshooters with smokeless cartridges would have been to target and hit. Their rifles appear to ...
South Africa, Jan 2005

A view of one of the huge, converted Naval pieces used as artillery in the Anglo-Boer war. It is from an Underwood and Underwood stereoview and is entitled "Sighting one of the 4.7 Naval Guns on the Boer Position at Schwartzkop, S.A."
South Africa 1900

An British Officer's Shako and epaulette from the 14th Regiment worn at the Battle of Waterloo
The Regimental Museum of the Royal Dragoon Guards & The Prince of Wales Own Regiment of Yorkshire. 2

A depiction of the uniform and equipment of the British soldier during the 2nd Anglo-boer war 1899-1902. Member of the Heilbron Commando re-enactment group
History at Murton - Murton Park, York, England. April 2008

A photograph by Underwood and Underwood entitled "City of London Imperial Volunteers just arrived at the Orange River, South Africa." showing another of the different types of uniform worn by British forces in 1900.
South Africa 1900

Stacked rifles and the southern battleflag in front of a tent of the 32nd Virginia Regiment
History at Murton 3 - Murton Park, York, England. April 2009

The uniform of an officer in the 19th foot during the Crimea, 1854-56.
The Regimental Museum of the Green Howards, Richmond, North Yorkshire. April 2003.

A rare surviving example of an infantry soldier's uniform, marching order, from the time of the Crimean War from the 19th foot (The Green Howards)
The Regimental Museum of the Green Howards, Richmond, North Yorkshire. April 2003.

A Jibbah (Patched smock) and sword captured from the warriors of the Mahdi in the Sudan after the Battle of Ginnis, 30 Dec 1885. Also shown is the type of helmet worn by the British soldiers at the time.
The Regimental Museum of the Green Howards, Richmond, North Yorkshire. April 2003.

A monument to the Duke of Wellington at Hyde Park, outside his former home, Apsley House. The memorial is surrounded by 4 figures depicting four regiments he was associated with during his military career.
Hyde Park, London, England. June 2005

Loading and firing the lever-action Henry rifle popular in the America of the 1860s incuding the wild west and the American Civil War
History at Murton 3 - Murton Park, York, England. April 2009

Loading and firing the lever-action Henry rifle popular in the America of the 1860s incuding the wild west and the American Civil War
History at Murton 3 - Murton Park, York, England. April 2009

Loading and firing the lever-action Henry rifle popular in the America of the 1860s incuding the wild west and the American Civil War
History at Murton 3 - Murton Park, York, England. April 2009

Loading and firing the lever-action Henry rifle popular in the America of the 1860s incuding the wild west and the American Civil War
History at Murton 3 - Murton Park, York, England. April 2009

The dropping block single shot Sharps Carbine popular in the America of the 1860s for buffalo hunting
History at Murton 3 - Murton Park, York, England. April 2009

A photograph entitled "Gen. Cronje's principle Commandants - surrendered to Lord Roberts, Feb 27th, S. Africa." showing a group of senior Boers reputedly taken by the British after Paardeberg. Currently I have no names to put to faces - anyone recogn...
South Africa 1900

The saddle and bridle of Boer General Piet Cronje, surrendered after the Battle of Paardeberg to the Alexandra, Princess of Wales' Yorkshire Regiment (The Green Howards), Feb 1900.
The Regimental Museum of the Green Howards, Richmond, North Yorkshire. April 2003.

HMS Warrior, the largest, fastest, most powerful warship afloat when she was built in 1860.
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, August 2002

HMS Warrior, the largest, fastest, most powerful warship afloat when she was built in 1860.
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, August 2002

A Maori axe taken by the 14th Regiment during the New Zealand campaigns 1860-66
The Regimental Museum of the Royal Dragoon Guards & The Prince of Wales Own Regiment of Yorkshire. 2

A Martini-Henry rifle and bayonet, circa 1880
The Regimental Museum of the Royal Dragoon Guards & The Prince of Wales Own Regiment of Yorkshire. 2

A Uniform jacket from the militia battalion of the 19th foot from the later 1800's.
The Regimental Museum of the Green Howards, Richmond, North Yorkshire. April 2003.

This column, at the top of Picton Terrace in Carmarthen, Wales, was errected to commemorate General Sir Thomas Picton, (August, 1758 - June 18, 1815) who led the 'Fighting' 3rd Division of the Duke of Wellington's troops during the Penninsular War an...
Carmarthen, Wales. August 2004

A pair of rifles from the 2nd Anglo-Boer War period. The one on the left is a Mauser rifle used by the Boer forces during the period, produced by Krupps in Germany and shipped to the Transvaal before hostilities broke out. The other is a non-standard...
The Museum of Manchester's Regiment, Ashton-under-Lyne, UK. March 2004

A monument, just off Horse Guards Parade, to the men of the Royal Artillery who fought with great bravery during the 2nd Anglo-Boer War.
London, England. June, 2005

An unusual monument to the men of the 35th Royal Sussex Rgt. Who died as a result of their action in the Egyptian campaigns of the 1880's. The monument is of pink marble and stands outside the elaborate Royal Pavilion commissioned by George IV in ...
Brighton, UK. Nov 2004

A pair of shakos from the 19th Century used by the 96th Rgt which became the Manchesters Regiment. The one on the left is a bell-top shako with cheek-pieces from the period 1834-44. The one on the right is in simple plain blue cloth, 1861.
The Museum of Manchester's Regiment, Ashton-under-Lyne, UK. March 2004

The monument in London commemorating Simón Bolívar, the leader of the South American revolutionary forces who gained independence from Spain after a long military struggle for much of that continent. Bolivia is named in his honour.
Belgrave Square, London, UK. June 2005

A member of La Columna, a re-enactment group representing the International Brigade during the Spanish Civil War. He is recreating the role of the Commissar, the person responsible in a Communist unit for morale, education, propaganda etc. He was ...
History at Murton - Murton Park, York, England. April 2008

One of the defences built in the 1860's to protect the Welsh Pembrokshire coast from the threat of French invasion. It is built on a rocky outcrop to the east of the small town of Tenby. It has gun embrasures down both the northern and southern sides...
Tenby, Pembrokeshire, Wales. August 2004

This image of the classic Baker Rifle of the British Rifle regiments during the Napoleonic Wars also shows its sword bayonet and powder flask. It had a 0.625 in (15.9 mm) calliber and a quoted range of 200 yards (more than twice that of the standard ...
Taken at the York Castle Museum, York, England, 2003

A memorial to the 2162 soldiers of the Brigade of Guards who fell in the Crimean War during the 1850's. The monument itself incorporates a selection of guns taken by the brigade during the battles.
London, England. June, 2005

The Grand Turk - a reproduction of a late 18th century sloop-of-war used in the 'Hornblower' Television series.
Whitby harbour, Autumn 2001.

A monument errected after the 2nd Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902 to commemorate the casualties in the various battalia of the Alexandra, Princess of Wales' Own Regiment of Yorkshire, also known as the Green Howards.
By Skeldergate bridge, York, North Yorkshire, England. Summer 2003.

Members of La Columna re-enactment group depicting the International Brigade during the Spanish Civil War - non-Spanish who for various reasons went to Spain to fight against the Nationalist forces of General Franco. They are shown here in a more ...
History at Murton - Murton Park, York, England. April 2008

Standing by Admiralty Arch on the Mall, this memorial commemorates the Royal Marines in both the Boer War and the Boxer Rebellion, China 1900. It represents a marine protecting a fallen comrade and accurately depicts the kit and equipment of the per...
The Mall, London. June 2005.

The Trincomalee - a 40 gun frigate of 1817 build in Bombay for the Royal Navy - during restoration
Hartlepool Historic Quay, Autumn 2001

Taken during renovation and fitting as a modern attraction (hence the fire extinguisher - not an original feature!) this picture shows the height and cramped nature of the gundeck. Also the 24 pounder gums with which it was armed can be seen, run out...
Hartlepool Historic Quay, Autumn 2001

A view down the port side of the Trincomalee from the stern. The guns, run-out can be seen, along with the hammock-netting, standing rigging, running rigging and yards for the courses only (topsail yards etc. not yet swayed up) and the fighting tops.
Hartlepool Historic Quay, Autumn 2001

The stern gallery of this heavy frigate showing the beautiful lines and carved woodwork of a frigate of this period.
Hartlepool Historic Quay, Autumn 2001

Pictured here is a Transvaal Burgher Force volunteer in the Anglo-Zulu War. wearing the civilian clothes that such a volunteer would have worn as he reads his Bible in High Dutch on a Sunday morning. The rifle is a two-band Snider Enfield and next t...
Buittle Castle event, near Dalbeattie, Scotland. Easter 2004

A monument errected after the 2nd Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902 to commemorate those who fell from the County of Yorkshire. It is a particularly fine example with intricate carvings of soldiers, sailors, scouts, artillerymen and nurses who were all involv...
Deangate, outside the Minster's west doors, York, England. Spring 2003.