English Lancers charging Boer-Battery (1900)

Thomas A. Edison Inc, 11 april 1900 (1'25")

English Lancers charging Boer-Battery (1900)

Thomas A. Edison Inc, 11 april 1900 (1'25")

The stubborn resistance of the Boers is shown by the activity and persistency with which they fire the two large field pieces immediately in the foreground. It seems, indeed, a hopeless matter to attempt to capture and overthrow such an invulnerable position. The British Lancers are seen advancing, urged on by their officers, with the Royal colors flying in the air. They press the battery of Boers with such vigor that before the position is surrendered, there is scarcely a handful left to retreat, the remainder lying dead and wounded on the battle field. This picture is full of action and very exciting.