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|9th May 2003||Myth? of the quartermasters ammo supply?|
By Marc jung
Shame on me? got it on tape, but can't remember the name of it! Ian Castle was on that documentary, I I think it had the 'die-hards' and it was when explaining the finds at Isandhlwana site, that he disputed the validity of the ammo supply failing due to the QM's attitude/ Does anyone else have any information to back up the familiar story? I.e what did the survivors accounts amount to? I heard that junior CO's were turned away by ther Qm's, because, in a battle, apparently they outranked them? Is Ian's info now considered correct, or is it ambiguos speculation at this stage? Thanks again. Marc.
|11th May 2003||Alan Critchley|
I will also be interested in theories about this.
Having accompanied Ian Knight at Isandhlwana and having his theories about the lines of Redcoats and their distance from the camp, I can quite believe the problem of ammunition supply. I also think that the depiction in Zulu Dawn was probably correct.