A naval gun firing, Modder River, 1899

Edward Douglas Loch

A naval gun firing, Modder River, 1899
4 0 c m
actual image size: 26cm x 32cm

A naval gun firing, Modder River, 1899.

Photograph by Lieutenant Hon Edward Douglas Loch, Boer War, 1899.

The Royal Navy often took part in land operations to assist the Army. These landing parties were called Naval Brigades. The guns from British warships played an important role during the campaign to relieve the besieged town of Kimberley. This image depicts a naval gun in action during the Battle of Modder River in the Cape Colony. Lieutenant Loch was Divisional signalling officer with the 1st Division of the South African Field Force.

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NAM. 1986-08-49-138

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