# 43903


[SECOND ANGLO-BOER WAR] Mock “In memoriam” card for Boer general Cronjé, issued after the He was defeated at the Battle of Paardeberg.

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[UK : s.n.], 1900. Folding card, 75 x 115 mm, printed on four sides in black and silver; the text on the third side reads: ‘In remembrance of CRONJE, Who succumbed to an attack of the “Bobs,” on Majuba Day, February 27th, 1900. “Not lost but gone before” – to St. Helena.’; and in smaller print on the second side: ‘Tho’ taken away from a world of strife, He leaves a “Steyn” behind him.’; a spot of foxing to the front, otherwise a perfectly preserved example.

‘Pieter Arnoldus “Piet” Cronjé (1836-1911) was a Boer general during the Anglo-Boer Wars of 1880-1881 and 1899-1902 … He was defeated at the Battle of Paardeberg where he surrendered with 4,150 of his commandos on 27 February 1900, after being enveloped by Lord Roberts’ forces.’ (Wiki)