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Defences Gallery

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Choose from 270 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.


Natal Native Contingent (NCC) armed with assegais Featured Print

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

RAF Bombers over Berlin; Second World War, 1943 Featured Print

RAF Bombers over Berlin; Second World War, 1943

Illustration showing Royal Air Force bombers heading towards their target of Berlin during the Spring of 1943. This drawing shows several types of German anti-aircraft defences which were new to the battle - namely Giant Daisies and Catherine Wheels, seen on the left

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans

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Mazagan (El Jadida), Morocco Featured Print

Mazagan (El Jadida), Morocco

The Harem of a Moorish Minister embarking at Mazagan. The Portuguese fortification of Mazagan, now part of the city of El Jadida, 90-km southwest of Casablanca, was built as a fortified colony on the Atlantic coast in the early 16th century. It was taken over by the Moroccans in 1769. The fortification with its bastions and ramparts is an early example of Renaissance military design. Date: circa 1910s

© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection