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Sat Dec 10, 2016 5:57 pm
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Hi,

I am thinking about collecting a few of the Wm Britains AZW range - the matte ones.

Does anyone know if the figures are made with lead or (the stronger) white metal?

Also what is the pain ...

Sun Jun 30, 2013 6:20 am
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19906
Hmmm....interestingly enough, despite his family home being a couple of miles from where I live.....Sir Garnet was also 'Irish'....

I haven't looked at this forum for many months and despite the ma ...

Fri Jun 28, 2013 6:24 pm
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One thing I always find vexing is the fact that most people seem to focus on the reason for the British defeat (Durnford, Pulleine, screwdrivers Confused ) but never on the Zulu victory (apart from a few a ...

Fri Jun 28, 2013 6:37 am
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19906
Alright, I'll play the Devil's Advocate -

We'd also have had contemporary paintings/prints of him at Isandlwana, as he was very visible during the engagement, unlike Pulleine, who was only depicted ...

Sat Mar 24, 2012 7:26 am
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Many thanks for the answers.

Cheers

Simon

Sat Mar 17, 2012 7:07 pm
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Hi,

I have read that Zulus occasionally coated their hair in 'ochre' and (for want of a better word) 'styled' it.

Would this ochre have coloured the hair? and if so what colour?

Cheers

Sim ...

Tue Jan 31, 2012 7:39 pm
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Firstly, this was not a Brickhill/Gamble situation - it was not a fleeing man running or galloping for his life - I would not accuse anyone of keeping on going in that situation (there's not many meda ...

Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:28 am
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Well, he certainly abondoned Private William Johnson to his fate (which as luck would have it, was survival) after the destruction of the Rocket Battery.

Fri Aug 26, 2011 6:33 pm
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2010
Hi,

As I recall, he caught a young Zulu nicking off with his greatcoat, they struggled and the end result was Private Hook hitting him so hard on the head that it broke his Martini stock.

A whil ...

Fri Aug 26, 2011 2:50 pm
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Hi,

I’m intrigued by Henry Hooks original account of Rorke’s Drift – mentioned in Ian Knights Zulu Rising.

Has anyone got any ideas why he omitted the bit about ‘braining’ the young Zulu in his ...

Sat Jan 08, 2011 8:44 pm
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Cheers John,

that one seems to have gone OK

Thanks

Simon

Sat Jan 08, 2011 7:15 pm
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Hi John,

I have tried but I am struggling to find an e-mail address that does not 'bounce back'.

Any they to not appear to havea website.

Cheers

Simon

Fri Jan 07, 2011 9:06 pm
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Hi,

Apparently during the battle of Rorke's Drift, Henry Lugg wore some kind of woolly hat.

I have seen a BW photo of the item but has anyone seen the real thing and can give me an idea of the c ...

Sun Oct 24, 2010 8:14 pm
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I have always thought of the Mrs Glyn quote as being due someone struggling to come to terms with the death of a friend, like they are almost in 'denial'.

I have never really seen anything sinister ...

Tue Sep 28, 2010 8:23 am
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Many thanks, PeterW (not the author) Very Happy
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