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Fri May 03, 2019 10:53 pm
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On reading the book itíd be difficult to believe that was his career, unless there were other factors involved, rushed book series, deadline, no proof reading/editing, etc

Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:49 pm
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Got it a while ago, very disapppointing. Might do someone as a starter book, but the mistakes are so basic it was irritating, considering I think the author has wrote author books. Read it...then binn ...

Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:17 pm
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Peter...is it really you ?

So nice to hear from a couple of members from years ago. Not sure youíll remember me, Iím Coll...the pain of many topics...usually involving Durnford !

Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:17 pm
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AMB

You definitely have been busy, this request was made about 7 years ago, though I did rejoin and leave again...coming back last year I think, but the forum is hugely quiet, though during its yea ...

Sat Feb 16, 2019 4:22 pm
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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 ...
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