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Churchill and the Great Republic
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Winston Churchill, ca. 1900
After his escape from the Boers, Churchill joined the South African Light Horse, an irregular cavalry unit fighting his former captors. He remained as a soldier/correspondent in South Africa for several more months, thrilling British readers with his accounts of battle and the army's laborious progress toward victory. He also wrote two books about his experiences. This picture, taken for a dust jacket, shows him in uniform, complete with a decorative feather and a fledgling moustache.

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Photograph. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (26)LC-USZ62-65637

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Warrior for Empire
Image: Winston Churchill, ca. 1900
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