The South African War: Source 2b

Look at Source 2b.

Photograph of dead soldiers in trenches at Spion Kop, 26 January 1900, Catalogue re: COPY 1/452

  • What do the photograph and the letter tell us about British casualties during the battle?
  • Why do you think this photograph was taken?
  • How do you think it would have been received?
  • Which source is more useful to the historian researching the Battle at Spoin Kop? Explain your reasons.