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https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fall-Rorke's-Drift-Alternate-Anglo-Zulu/dp/1784383732/ref=sr_1_6?s=books&i.e.=UTF8&qid=1550334087&sr=1-6&keywords=Rorke's+drift

Sat Feb 16, 2019 3:13 pm
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https://www.amazon.co.uk/Durnford-Chatham-Isandlwana-Mysteries-following-1815-1914/dp/1912866447/ref=sr_1_1?i.e.=UTF8&qid=1550329930&sr=8-1&keywords=Durnford

Sat Nov 24, 2018 4:13 pm
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Many thanks

Yes, it is images like this plus much closer, ground-level, gradually pulling back to give each terrain location and distance from the mountain itself, plus moving North/Northwest and a ...

Fri Nov 23, 2018 10:36 pm
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Iíve been wanting to get to know in detail the western side of the mountain and the terrain leading away from it to the NW, W and SW, hopefully to the same extent as is known on the side where the bat ...

Fri Nov 23, 2018 5:30 pm
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Iíve seen numerous photographs of the Isandhlwana battlefield, including the start of the Fugitives Trail, but are there any colour photographs of the nek from the bottom of the West slope up towards ...

Wed Nov 21, 2018 7:25 pm
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Yes, I was thinking also that the route up to block Bushmans Pass in 1873 and the assault at Hlobane, the men had horses with them, making the ascent more difficult, though as it turned out, the horse ...

Wed Nov 21, 2018 12:46 am
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Whilst searching for information about Boer training and tactics, which may have been similarly used by the irregulars, etc. in the AZW, I read a bit about Louis Botha, including seeing his determine ...

Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:07 pm
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Point of interest to myself anyway, if Melvill felt confident enough, or felt it his duty to speak up to Durnford in Pulleineís tent during their conversation, why didnít he, or isnít it known, if he ...

Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:52 pm
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Iíve got it marked down, again from Gonís book, that Hans Moore and Coghill knew each other in 1877, during the campaign in which Moore was awarded the VC.

Is this right ?

Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:03 pm
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This I think was from Philip Gonís book - The Road To Isandhlwana, Page 115.

This quote (Gon) was not about Isandhlwana but an earlier campaign, the full paragraph being -

ĎBy 19 November, the G ...

Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:24 pm
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Is this known, perhaps only in the mention but never actually seen ?

It may have supplied interesting details of his experiences in the 1870s, maybe including his personal opinion of his commanding ...

Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:42 pm
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Alan

Yes, I completely understand. It has been pointed out on several occasions to myself, which I really do appreciate regarding this study method.

I do find that even lately in a couple of oth ...

Sun Nov 18, 2018 4:02 pm
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Alan

This is something I feel necessary to ask here due to the forum visits by many very knowledgeable in the studying of the AZW, rather than on Off Topic, where it might not be seen. Hope itís OK ...

Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:11 pm
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John

Strangely, though I should know better, I keep imagining Chard wore a patrol jacket during the defence of Rorkeís Drift...just canít get rid of the notion, but evidence suggests otherwise...hi ...

Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:08 pm
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John

Yes, I seem to recall talking about it years ago being also a grappling hook and/or harpoon gun...
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