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|26th February 2004||A cinematic image of Smith-Dorrien|
By John Young
All this recent talk of Isandlwana survivors caused me to do a web-search. I was pleased to say I came up with something I been looking for some while.
I found on the following link, footage from the 1924 movie 'Mons', showing Smith-Dorrien portraying himself: http://www.firstworldwar.com/video/smithdorrien.htm
|26th February 2004||staci|
i know this has nothing to do with your subject but i really need to know how much th swb badge is. i think i have found a original one and iv looked everywhere to find out but iv got no reply please help!!!
|26th February 2004||David Gardner|
I came across that site only a few months back and complained to the owner-wrongly- that there was no mention of Horace!
Now if ever there was a man with a story to tell wouldn't it be him?-what a potential script!!
I can just see it now,set your imagination- it starts off with an old man driving a car in 1930's England.Suddenly, there's the crash -passers by come to help, but its too late.Comments are made about the poor old soul's fragilty
- then wham, we're back in South Africa 1879 to a fearless young man with all the world ahead of him! Isandhlwana comes up, then his glory and courage at Le Cateau
Boy's Own stuff indeed!!!
|27th February 2004||David Alan Gardner|
You're strangely quiet on this, I wonder if you have a wee project going.............?
|27th February 2004||John Young|
No the wee project is tidy up the p.c. room to the Memsahib's standards or else!