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Troops for Canada.

Troops for Canada.
British soldiers board the Great Eastern.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: 58_1936
Description: In 1861 the 'Great Eastern' was chartered by the British Government to carry reinforcements to the military garrison of Canada. She could carry 10,000 soldiers and was thus something of a strategic asset for the Empire.
Creator: 'Illustrated London News'
Date: 1861
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
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