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File:This is one of a series of photographs of Labour Corps members. The caption identifies these seven men as 'native police'. They are probably black South Africans who had contracted to work in the (4687904751).jpg

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English: This is one of a series of photographs of Labour Corps members. The caption identifies these seven men as 'native police'. They are probably black South Africans who had contracted to work in the South African Native Labour Contingent (SANLC). In general the native police and NCOs were recruited from tribal chiefs or high-status native families.

Some 20,000 South Africans worked in the SANLC during the war. They were not meant to be in combat zones, but there were inevitable deaths when the docks or transport lines on which they worked were bombed. The greatest tragedy was the sinking of the troopship SS Mendi on 21 February 1917, when 617 members of the SANLC were drowned in the English Channel.
[Original reads: 'The native Police.']

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Author National Library of Scotland
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Flickr sets
  • World War One official British photographs
Flickr pools
  • Police History (a Worldwide Police Museum)
  • POLICE ~ VINTAGE Police Officer Photos (B&W)
Flickr tags
  • nls:dodid 74549606
  • nls:derivative 74408978
  • nls:dodprojectid 74462370
  • Photographic prints
  • Black-and-white prints (photographs)
  • Propaganda
  • Soldiers
  • War photography
  • Photojournalism
  • Policemen
  • World War, 1914-1918 Campaigns Western Front
  • organization:library nationallibraryofscotland
  • owner:name nationallibraryofscotland
  • nls:source solrxml
  • ww1
  • wwi
  • world war one
  • great war
  • 1914-1918
  • great
  • war
  • The Great War
  • First World War
  • World War I
  • SANCL
  • South African Native Labour Contingent
  • Labour Corps
  • Labor Corps
  • South African
  • South Africans
  • police
Camera location46° 42′ 38.41″ N, 1° 43′ 05.48″ E Kartographer map based on OpenStreetMap.View all coordinates using: OpenStreetMap - Google Earthinfo

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