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(Above: The Irish Brigade who fought alongside the Boers against the British army in the Anglo-Boer War. Col. John Blake is sitting in the front row 2nd to the left of the concertina player.
In far-off Africa to-day the English fly dismayed Before the flag of green and gold born by MacBride's Brigade
(From a pro-Boer song popular in Ireland)
(Right: a map of the tip of south Africa in 1899.)
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