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Mon Dec 07, 2020 1:07 pm
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Coll,

Try contacting the R.E. Museum for their input.

JY

Mon Dec 07, 2020 10:19 am
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Coll,

Never heard of it attributed to any Royal Engineers Officer or Other-Rank in connection with the Zulu War.

Although Queen Victoria described an event as such - “The Defence of Rorke's drif ...

Sun Nov 29, 2020 3:46 pm
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John K.,

Originally published in The Graphic it depicts members of Major-General Marshall’s Cavalry Brigade returning from the battlefield of Isandlwana on 21st May 1879, with the serviceable wagon ...

Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:05 am
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The artwork depicting the Battle of Ulundi appears in Ian Castle’s British Infantryman in South Africa 1877 - 81. The illustrations in the book are the work of Christa Hook. The book was first publi ...

Thu Oct 01, 2020 1:06 pm
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James Grant’s edited account of Zulu War appeared in ‘British Battles on Land & Sea’, published in various editions over several years. It relies on contemporary articles and publications, it is ...

Sat Jul 11, 2020 11:53 am
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Colin,

Culloden is - in my opinion - an excellent battlefield to visit. The visitors centre offers the option to follow the English or Jacobite path to the battle. Something I would like to see i ...

Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:36 am
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Tragic news.

Rest in Peace Charles.

John

Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:29 pm
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Good evening Paul,

I will see if I can find it for you.

Best wishes,

JY

Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:49 am
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Paul,

Don’t forget that Welshman who started the war against the Zulu. I have a biographical note compiled by his daughter which puts his Welsh heritage beyond doubt.

All the best,

JY

Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:24 am
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As well as Frere and Nevill Coghill, George Frederick John Hodson was another old boy of the school. There is, or was, a pair of stained glass windows to Coghill & Hodson in the chapel there.

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Sun Jun 07, 2020 9:44 am
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Stephen,

No the Hackney Empire, where they strictly enforce the “No comedians, please” policy!

Best wishes to all & stay safe.

JY

Sun Jun 07, 2020 9:05 am
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Alan,

I never specified which Empire...

JY

Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:44 pm
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Still here, defending the Empire...

JY

Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:16 pm
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Alan,

One might have thought so.

JY

Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:57 pm
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Richard,

It might be prudent if the author of the accompanying text paid a visit to the Museum. Just my opinion as there a couple of howlers contained in this paragraph alone:

The tiny British ...
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