'The Ashanti War of 1900: A Fight in the Forest', c1900. Creator: Marguerite Jacob.

'The Ashanti War of 1900: A Fight in the Forest', c1900. Creator: Marguerite Jacob.

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'The Ashanti War of 1900: A Fight in the Forest', c1900. Anglo-Ashanti Wars, West Africa. 'Few more difficult campaigns have ever been undertaken than this advance, in the height of the unhealthy rain season, through flooded forests, by a handful of semi-savage black troops, led by three or four score gallant and devoted British officers. The enemy, 40,000 strong, were cunning and brave; they fought in the security of dense forests, with which they were familiar, and where it was almost impossible to see them, even in the thick of the action...the terrible fever of the country...attacked the unacclimatised, whether European or native, with fatal effect'. From "Cassell's History of England, Vol. IX". [Cassell and Company, Limited, London, Paris, New York & Melbourne]

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  1. Marguerite Jacob, attributed to: : Artist
  1. HC Seppings Wright: British, English: Artist, illustrator
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  1. Cassell & Co: : Publisher, printer, lithographer, publishers, printers, lithographers

  1. Engraving

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World Africa Ghana Gold Coast

  1. 05 20 00 N , 000 45 00 W

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