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Choose from 559 pictures in our Defences collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.


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Natal Native Contingent (NCC) armed with assegais

Photograph of members of the Natal Native Contingent (NCC) armed with assegais (short spears) and shields, 1879 (c). The NNC was formed in 1878 to bolster the defences of the British colony of Natal. Most recruits came from the Basuto and Mponso tribes. NNC troops wore their traditional tribal apparel with a red cloth bandanna around their foreheads, the only item to distinguish them from Zulu warriors who were traditional enemies of the Basuto and Mponso. Natal?s white population had long feared that arming the black population would constitute a security risk, and as a result only a small percentage of NNC soldiers were issued with guns. These were obsolete muzzle-loading muskets rather than modern rifles. Soldiers issued with firearms were only given four rounds of ammunition at any one time. Most NNC soldiers fought with traditional African weapons during the Anglo-Zulu War (1879). From album of 70 photographs, associated with Zulu War (1879). Associated with Col Hume, 94th Regiment of Foot. Date: 1879

© The National Army Museum / Mary Evans Picture Library

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The Golden Tower, Seville, Spain, from 'Spanish Pictures' by Reverend Samuel Manning

KW268382 The Golden Tower, Seville, Spain, from 'Spanish Pictures' by Reverend Samuel Manning, published in 1870 (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Muslim watchtower once part of the Almohad city walls; supposed to have been covered in golden tiles; the highest part of the tower was added by Sebastiano Vander Borcht in 1760;); Ken Welsh; English, out of copyright

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Maginot Line fortifications by G. H. Davis

With 'Asparagus' anti-tank defences: Maginot Line fortifications at the start of the Second World War. A typical frontier work, with galleries within a hillside, leading to pill boxes, and details of machine gun posts and tank traps. Date: 1939

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans

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