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During the 1914 Rebellion in South Africa, Genl Christiaan beyers, the former Chief of the Union Defence Force and one of the main leaders of the rebellion, was drowned in an attempt to escape capture. These binoculars were found on his corpse by one Capt Zaayman of the Zeerust Commando.

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The campaign suitcase that belonged to Genl Sir Duncan Mckenzie. This was used by him during the Anglo-Boer war, the 1906 Zulu Rebellion and the German South West Africa campaign.

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A WW1 trench diorama that depicts the various trench types, defences, force dispositions and atmosphere of the Western Front.

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A selection of early South African Police Forces, South African Mounted Rifles, Cape Mounted Rifles and Prisons insignia and medals.

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Some relics from the Somme and in particular from Delville Wood near Longueval in France. I had the privilege to visit these battlefields on various occassions in both my private capacity as well as during my official military career.

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Some items from the official opening ceremony of the Delville Wood memorial in France in 1926 including a bronze plaque given to VIP guests,records of speeches, albums, some trench art, various gas mask varieties(some reproduction), wirecutters and barbed wire from Delville Wood.

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Outstanding collection and wonderfull presentation much better as some public museums.

Thanks for share your collection with us.

Regards Alex

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I have dressed this so-called trench raider into a method for displaying the limited German/Turkish items I have in my collection.

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Some of the death plaques in my collection. This also includes two pairs awarded to two seperate families who lost both their sons on the Western Front.

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1914 Christmas tin with contents, all original. Some Boer War Christmas tins to the left with the original chocolate from 1900.

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Scarce pipe striker that was part of some of the gift tins. The rest of the display contains various Christmas cards sent home by South Africans as well as some South African fund raising organizations, etc.

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