The Ashanti War (1873-74) - Wounded on board hospital ship.
The wounded soldiers and the doctors tending them on board the hospital ship the 'Victor Emmanuel'. The beds are laid out in three rows, toe to head and contain the wounded and sick from the Ashanti expedition. The second Ashanti War fought between,1873-74, was between King Kofi Karikari, ruler of the Ashanti (or Asantehene), and the British. Both were trying to secure the coastal town of Elmina on the West Coast of Africa also known as the Gold Coast.
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Creation Date: 23rd February 2010
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