Schlagwort-Archive: punitive expedition

1897: Benin War Trophies in the British Illustrated Press

Commented by: Felicity Bodenstein

Throughout 1897, The Illustrated London News produced a series of articles dedicated to British interests in West Africa and in particular to the situation of Benin City (Coombes, 1994, 7-29). It was through this journal that some of the first images of the objects taken during the “punitive expedition” of 1897 reached a wider British public.→  Weiterlesen