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Escape by Train, November 1899, (1945). Creator: John Nash

Escape by Train, November 1899, (1945). Creator: John Nash


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Escape by Train, November 1899, (1945). Creator: John Nash

Escape by Train, November 1899, (1945). Scene from the Second Boer War (1899-1902). On 15 November 1899, Winston Churchill (1874-1965) was a journalist travelling with a body of British troops at Estcourt, (KwaZulu-Natal Province), South Africa, when their train was ambushed by the Boers. Churchill was among the prisoners. On 12 December he managed to escape from the prison camp in Pretoria, boarded a passing goods train, and hid among empty coal sacks. This contemporary drawing was made by John Nash RI, from information given to him by Churchill. British politician and statesman Sir Winston Churchill was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945, and again from 1951 to 1955. From " The Life and Times of Winston Churchill", by Malcolm Thomson. [Odhams Press Limited, London]

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Escape by Train, November 1899, (1945) - A Glimpse into Winston Churchill's Courageous Journey

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. This print captures a pivotal moment in history during the Second Boer War. In November 1899, amidst the chaos of battle, journalist Winston Churchill found himself ambushed by Boer forces while traveling with British troops at Estcourt, South Africa. This image depicts the scene from that fateful day. Churchill was taken prisoner along with his comrades but refused to accept defeat. On December 12th of that year, he seized an opportunity to escape from the prison camp in Pretoria. Boarding a passing goods train under cover of darkness, he concealed himself among empty coal sacks. The artist behind this remarkable contemporary drawing is John Nash RI who skillfully recreated this daring escape based on information provided by Churchill himself. The monochrome composition adds depth and intensity to the narrative. Sir Winston Churchill would go on to become one of Britain's most revered politicians and statesmen. Serving as Prime Minister twice - first during World War II and again in the early 1950s - his leadership left an indelible mark on history. This powerful image serves as a testament to Churchill's resilience and determination in the face of adversity. It reminds us all that even in our darkest moments, there is always hope for liberation and triumph over seemingly insurmountable odds.

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