1895 Print over 100 years old Imbabani Prince Imperial (also available unframed)


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Antique print dated 1895.

The page is over 115 years old and in good condition.

In order to enhance and protect the page we have set in within a bespoke frame and mount.

Frame size 400mm x 370mm. available also in a 
gold frame, your choice.  RtW.1. 274.

Entitled – Imbabani. The Spot where the Prince Imperial fell. 

Below the picture an inscription reads:

Imbabani. – Many wealthy tourists who find themselves in this part of the world pay a visit to the batttlefields of Zululand.

The route is by way of Ladysmith, Glencoe Junction, and Dundee.

The latter place is the nearest township to Rorke’s Drift, about 20 miles distant, from whence the battlefield of Isandhlwana is easily accessible.

Our space is inadequate to give anything like a full description of the Zulu War, but we may mention that in December, 1878, Sir Bartle Frere demanded as an ultimatum the unconditional surrender of Cetewayo and his army within thirty days.

Everyone remembers how, by the way of reply, on the 22nd January, 1879, Lord Chelmsford’s camp was surprised and attacked by about 15,000 Zulus, at Isandhlwana, about 10 miles from Rorke’s Drift, on the Tugela, with the result that the British force was practically annililated.

A portion of the Zulu army, numbering 4,000, then advanced to take possession of Rorke’s Drift, in Natal; but the heroic defence made by Lieutenants Chard and Bromhead, with a company of the 24th Regiment, behind an embankment of sacks of corn and biscuit boxes, was effectual in repulsing them.

On the 27th of February of the same year, Prince Louis Napoleon requested permission to join the British as a volunteer, and this permission was granted him.

On the 1st of June, a reconnoitring party, under Captain Brenton Carey, was surprised by the enemy at Imbabani, near the Mazani River, and on this occasion Prince Louis Napoleon was killed.

He died fighting bravely, using his horse as a shelter as long as he could.

The above view shows the spot where the Prince Imperial fell.

His body, however, was brought to Chislehurst and there buried.

If you buy an item and then see it relisted this is because we occasionally have more than one available, each page is
original and not a photocopy.

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