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The Helograph

Title The Helograph
Headline British signallers with two heliographs and telescopes
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Content Owner KwaZulu-Natal Department of Arts & Culture, Museum Services
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Source KwaZulu-Natal Department of Arts & Culture, Museum Services
Subject Heading Second Anglo Boer War (1899 – 1902) – 000275
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Content Information British signallers with two heliographs and telescopes. The one heliograph is being operated. Date and place unknown. The Heliographs replaced flags for signals and in South Africa messages could be sent over long distances. The apparatus at left (with the mirror) was used to send the signal using the sun, while telescopes were used to identify in coming messages (in maze code) that could then be disciplined.
Event Date No date
Language English
Resource Type Photograph
Content Specification Silver gelatin print
Article ID ID17519
Universal Identifier KZNMS_S_2015_00001830.tif
KZNHPI_ID 20161010_KZNHPI_00002886
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Keywords anglo boer war, boers, signallers, heliographs, telescopes, Anglo Boer war, Second Anglo Boer War, 1899 – 1902, War
Historical period No data
Topic Taxonomy Military & Conflicts and Battles, Art & Heritage
Sentinel Initiator Physical Object

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