The South African War: Source 5b

Look at Source 5b.

Described as ‘Pearson’s Great Coloured War Sheet’ this image was created in 1900 and shows different scenes that relate to the war in South Africa. Catalogue ref: COPY 1/170

  • Describe 4 scenes shown in the source
  • Can you explain why some scenes have more prominence in the image?
  • What elements do you think are missing from the image? Can you explain why?
  • In what ways could this source be viewed as propaganda for Britain’s role in Boer war and the British Empire?