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March 13, 2011 / jmeuropeana

Bloemfontein, Enrico Tosselli, Paul Citroen

On the 13th of March –

The British capture Bloemfontein in the Second Boer War in 1900.
Due to the old ties between the Afrikaanders and the Dutch, the Boer side and Paul Krüger were very popular in the Nethelands. This song was made on the occasion of his visit.
HET NIEUWE LIED van de afgebroken Oorlog OF DROOMEN IS BEDROG

Obviously quite a different perpective than the British propaganda, also in the form of a song broadsheet:
The National Anthem

Enrico Tosselli, Italian composer, is born in 1883. Famous for his Serenata, he was also infamous for his relation and later marriage with the Saxon Crown Princess Louise.
Toselli Serenade

Dutch painter Paul Citroen died in Wassenaar in 1983, aged 86.
Het tekenwerk van Paul Citroen
[zelfportret Paul Citroen]
Metropolis
Tekening van Paul Citroen. Portret van Anton Geesink [16-11-1964]

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