Monday, January 2, 2012

Cronje's Surrender to Lord Roberts - 1900

Country: United Kingdom
Language: None
Release Date: 1900 (UK)
Genres: Documentary | Short
This film, one of the few genuine films of the Boer war that was shot on location rather than an enactment – and which is therefore less exciting – was filmed by a doctor called Colonel Beaver. Cronje is escorted by City Imperial Volunteers, with whom filmmaker Robert Paul's brothers served, so it's entirely possible that they're up there on the screen. Cronje can only briefly be glimpsed in a carriage.

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