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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'|
|Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London|