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The Dispatch Bearer

Mitchell & Kenyon enter the action genre, reimagining a Boer War skirmish - with Blackburn standing in for South Africa.

War 1900 1 mins Silent


Three British soldiers are ambushed and left for dead. A dastardly Boer begs for water and shoots an officer in the back. A vital dispatch is stolen and then miraculously recovered. Mitchell & Kenyon’s version of events in South Africa features brutal combat and miraculous resurrections, not to mention a hand-drawn explosion etched into the emulsion. The germ of later large scale action extravaganzas can be found here.