Never-Before-Seen Photo of Winston Churchill on Horseback After Daring Boer War Prison Camp Escape in 1899

Posted by admin on Feb 2, 2012

A previously unseen photograph of Winston Churchill on a horse following his daring escape from a prison camp during the Boer War has emerged for sale. Sitting astride his grey mount in 1899, the 26-year-old future Prime Minister is shown wearing a suit and tie and has on a wide-brimmed hat.

He has a notably slim figure after his ‘sixty hours of misery’ trying to find his way back to British lines. He had gone to South Africa in 1898 as a newspaper war correspondent and was captured in November the following year.

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