The Anglo-Boer War Philatelic Society

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"Greetings from the Theatre of War. The Play is over; the actors remove their masks."

Lieut-Gen Lord Methuen, in command on the western front, had played the ass. General Sir Redvers Buller, V.C., appointed in September C-in-C in South Africa, decided to supervise personally the campaign in Natal to relieve Ladysmith. He charged like a bull at a gate.

Lieut-Gen Sir William Gatacre sent his men climbing hillsides like mountain goats.

From a series of 36 cards published by Dr Eysler of Berlin; unidentified artist. French and Dutch versions were also issued.

"Greetings from the Theatre of War. The Play is over; the actors remove their masks."

Lieut-Gen Lord Methuen, in command on the western front, had played the ass. General Sir Redvers Buller, V.C., appointed in September C-in-C in South Africa, decided to supervise personally the campaign in Natal to relieve Ladysmith. He charged like a bull at a gate.

Lieut-Gen Sir William Gatacre sent his men climbing hillsides like mountain goats.

From a series of 36 cards published by Dr Eysler of Berlin; unidentified artist. French and Dutch versions were also issued.