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Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:38 pm
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Filmmaker I'm very late to this, but there was mention of the Zulu screenplay getting published a few years ago, but never heard anything else since, I was very unimpressed with the Zulu Dawn screenpl ...

Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:16 pm
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I recently noticed this tv film based on the novel of Custer's trial after LBH that the full film is shown on Youtube, there are a couple of choices, but one has better quality than the other, albeit ...

Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:27 pm
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It is an interesting read, as with Zulu Victory, Zulu Rising, etc., but my advice is to take on board the knowledge that Isandlwana has been studied for years by authors, walking the ground first-hand ...

Fri Dec 29, 2017 1:12 pm
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AMB I understand about the incident with Lawrence wasn't a deal as such, but by definition, as he refused any award, he therefore being the intended recipient, made the definite decision about the awa ...

Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:44 pm
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I have a real problem understanding Coghill's actions at the river in order to be awarded the VC. Yes, he turned back to assist Melvill, but his horse was shot almost immediately before he could actua ...

Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:31 pm
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In the next few weeks I hope to be acquiring a couple of books about the flag bearers of the Union and Confederate forces in the ACW, widely shown in paintings of the battles. At Isandlwana I know as ...

Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:14 pm
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This is interesting. I didn't know an award could be negotiated or making a deal by the awardee themselves, instead of just superiors on what they considered fitting. Excuse my ignorance, but I can' ...

Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:29 pm
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I don't think I have ever heard or read of a recipient themselves refusing an award of a medal, either due to modesty, feeling undeserving, or even the expectation it was going to be for a fellow sold ...

Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:22 pm
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It puzzles me what the full procedure is involved, from the act itself to the official awarding of a medal to the recipient. In some films you get the impression it goes straight from the recommendati ...

Sun Dec 17, 2017 2:12 pm
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Read a recent study on conflicts where this term is used to describe those thought to be superior forces, so convinced of beating any enemy due to previous successes, they resort to using tried and te ...

Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:44 pm
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Victoria's Harvest is a great book, especially the illustrations. One stood out for me on page 231 of Archibald Forbes, whom I do know of, but it's the vast amount of medals on his jacket and round hi ...

Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:02 pm
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I remember reading an account by Milne himself I think, describing his location on a hill to look back at Isandlwana, which he describes doing so for a reasonably long period of time, seeing nothing t ...

Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:58 pm
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Been reading an interesting article about a First World War weapon, that although wasn't issued to troops, was constructed with the rear of a MH rifle, but fitted with a (hand) grenade launcher. Known ...

Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:54 pm
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In Stalker's History of the Natal Carbineers, reference is slightly made to a camp being set up at Isandlwana for 3 days, whilst operations were conducted in the surrounding areas. In the account it i ...

Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:22 pm
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It is interesting that Ron Lock's maps show such a similarity of the dead ground on the heights and on the plain where the Zulus. could congregate in large numbers, unable to be seen or got at with ri ...
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