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View of Newcastle in the hills overlooking Kingston, Jamaica
Military Insignia of Regiments that had been stationed there, on the retaining wall in Newcastle, St. Andrew, Jamaica
More military insignia in Newcastle. Children love to sit on the cannon that still "guards" the station.
In about 1840 it became evident that British soldiers who were stationed in the mountains had a better survival rate than those who were stationed in the lowlands. Additional barracks were built in Newcastle to house more of the Britiah troops, and the death rate from disease was immediately lowered.
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