containing multitudes since 2004
Amazing that he was ever young.
He was already old - only a coupla years before, he was riding with the 21st Lancers against the fuzzy-wuzzies at Omdurman, broom-handle Mauser in one hand, and pad & pencil in the other. It was VC weather, with hails of bullets, one of which he took in the arm, rather badly - the perils of war reporting are invariably harder on gentleman callers, but that's expected of a Marlborough. This pic was taken after he'd escaped a prison camp in Pretoria, had then gone back as a war correspondent and was on a tour of the Ex-Colonies promoting his book about the Boer War.Old, old, old already.
You should see his mother!Jennie Jerome
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