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|13th May 2003||markers|
By paul hiscock
why where markers set out in zulu dawn where the little boy was killed.could they not shoot straight?
|13th May 2003||James Garland|
They are placed as distance markers so that the soldiers can adjust their sights as the enemy advances.
|15th May 2003||Bill Power|
But, this never occured!!
|15th May 2003||Alan Critchey|
the theory is that because there was a depression, and therefore a blind spot which concealed the Zulu approach, the redcoats moved forward to see the Zulus as they emerged. If you have been there you'll see what I mean. I still think it was a daft deployment since if they had stayed at the camp they would have had three or four volleys before being overun.
That's my two pennyworth.
|15th May 2003||James Garland|
I know there is no evidence that they were used at the real battle as opposed to the film. I was just explaining what they were.
|17th May 2003||Bill Power|
James,appeciate your point,but we have a point to correct cineamatic licence!