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Images Dated 4th February 2005

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The Ashanti War (1873-74) - making a road to Kumasi Featured 4 Feb 2005 Print

The Ashanti War (1873-74) - making a road to Kumasi

British overseer giving instructions to tribesmen who are cutting down trees and making a road to the Ashanti capital, Kumasi. The second Ashanti War fought between, 1873-74, was between King Kofi Karikari, ruler of the Ashanti (or Asantehene), and the British. Both were trying to secure the coastal town of Elmina on the West Coast of Africa also known as the Gold Coast

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans

The Ashanti War (1873-74) - Correspondents Quarters at Prah Featured 4 Feb 2005 Print

The Ashanti War (1873-74) - Correspondents Quarters at Prah

Newspaper correspondents quarters in the camp at Prahsu. The man seated is the Times correspondent. Of the three men standing together represent, from left to right, the New York Herald, the Illustrated London News (middle) and the Standard newspapers here to report on war. The second Ashanti War fought between, 1873-74, was between King Kofi Karikari, ruler of the Ashanti (or Asantehene), and the British. Both were trying to secure the coastal town of Elmina on the West Coast of Africa also known as the Gold Coast

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans

The Ashanti War (1873-74) - Ashanti implements and weapons Featured 4 Feb 2005 Print

The Ashanti War (1873-74) - Ashanti implements and weapons

A. Sanko, musical instrument B. Cushion C. Ashanti Minister's state bag D. Fantee stool, cut out of solid block of cotton wood E. and F. War Greegrees or charms made of leather and straw worked in G. Knife of Office used for human sacrifices, the blade is of iron, with four brass bells attached, the handle of wood, bound and ornamented with brass H. Native Sword I. Kroo Boy's Pipe, the bowl is of clay connected with a gourd by reed tube and reed for stem J. Native Chief's Hat of straw with grass on the top K. War drum and drumstick L. Snuff-mill, a loose ball within the pillars, the whole cut with rough tools out of one solid block of wood M. Native knife N. and O. Greegrees of leather and straw Q. Powder-flask of cow's horn R. and S. Tennasse Chief's bow and spear, Porto Locco, the bow string is made of wood, the spear is of iron, bound round with leopard's skin T. Native harp with a gourd to soften and improve sound U. Native cap

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans