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Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:13 pm
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This is all theoretical and relies on the belief of the following account.

There is an account of the battle of Isandlwana, recounted by Muziwento (recorded by Swinney)

One line in particular gr ...

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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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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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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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 ...
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