|South African Light Horse, 1900
Frustrated by the mobility of their Boer opponents during the Boer (or South African) War, British leaders raised a number of volunteer cavalry formations to serve in their cause. Churchill himself cabled back to London, "More irregular corps are wanted. Are the gentlemen of England all fox-hunting?" Churchill's own unit, the South African Light Horse, is shown here as it rides through Cape Town on its way to the front lines.
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