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|3rd June 2003||written order to Cavaye?|
By Mark Nichipor
In Edmund Yorke's book "Rorke's Drift 1879: Anatomy of an epic Zulu War Siege" the author references a recently discovered letter from Pulleine to Cavaye. The original is WBP, Barlow collection.
I am curious where this came from (battlefield find?) is it the real thing ?
|4th June 2003||Dave Nolan|
Mark, If you mean the note pictured on page 140, have a close look at the 'received' time and date in the bottom left hand corner of the note (quite faint). In my opinion this raises questions about authenticity. Dave
|4th June 2003||Martin Everett|
I can confrim there are serious doubts over its authenticity. I am sure that Julian Whybra will be able respond more fully about this.
|9th June 2003||Julian whybra|
This message is a forgery. It was the subject of discussion some time ago on this website. Without giving too much away here I have just written an article about this which is about to be published in the next issue of the Royal Zulu War Society's Journal.
|27th June 2005||abu bomba|
Julian, it has been recently brought to my attention that you yourself are in fact a forgery. Please send me proof of your authenticity and Martin and I will get back to you asap.