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|14th March 2004||The 7-Pounder's Effectiveness|
By \David Alan Gardner
Anyone any idea how many rounds were fired at Isandlwana?, indeed what was their rate of fire.
Being muzzle loaders of course, it couldn't have been too good.
Were they really so ineffective as has been suggested?-or, again as others have stated it was just sheer force of numbers of Zulu that told on the day.