The Anglo-Boer War Philatelic Society


Lieut-Col R.S.S. Baden-Powell had already published Aids to Scouting (in the military sense of reconnoitring) and had acted on the motto Be Prepared - Mafeking was very well stocked with supplies in anticipation of possible isolation.

This British card gives correct dates; an earlier version was published before the siege was raised.

Publisher: Geo. Stewart, Edinburgh; photograph by Elliott & Fry.