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Fri Sep 10, 2010 3:14 pm
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Let's say someone was doing a presentation on the defence of Rorke's Drift what would be a definite number of defenders to state?

Tue Apr 27, 2010 10:32 am
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There was an article in the Sunday Mirror about Private Robert Jones VC and that a modern day SAS hero Pete Winner is trying to ensure that Private Jones’ grave faces St. Peter’s Church in Herefordshi ...

Tue Dec 09, 2008 7:41 pm
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There is also a fictional book coming out by Saul David called Zulu Hart

"George Hart is the bastard son of a pillar of the British military establishment and a half Irish, half Zulu actress. ...

Thu Nov 01, 2007 7:12 pm
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I'm doing a talk/presentation about the Victorian military in general but I am also talking about two conflicts of the period: The Crimean War and the Zulu War.

I'm doing a few hand-outs for them a ...

Sat Oct 13, 2007 2:14 pm
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I'm curious to what roles the/jobs of a typical gun crew had?

How many made up a gun crew?

What type of guns were used throughout the Victorian period?

What personal weapons were the crews a ...

Fri Sep 21, 2007 6:09 pm
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I like it when the officer keeps apologizing to the 'Zulus' he kills!

Sun Sep 02, 2007 2:15 pm
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Bullets, Bombs And Bridges - The Story Of The British War Films

This was on BBC2 last night and it told the story of British war Film through the generations from the first war film "The Battl ...

Thu May 31, 2007 2:01 pm
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This documentary has been on terrestrial television before. It is mainly Saul David who gives most of the information about the cover-up. It's basically a TV version of his book -'The Heroism And The ...

Sat May 05, 2007 7:10 pm
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John,

All I'm saying is what James Bancroft says, and I muist admit there are a few mistakes in his book, which I believed up until now.

Sat May 05, 2007 12:06 pm
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When Lady Butler was commisioned by Queen Victoria for the painting, it was her intention to show all 11 Victoria Cross winners and it is true that some of the men were asked to re-enact their parts d ...

Sun Apr 08, 2007 6:07 pm
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There is a possible reason why a remake of ‘Zulu’ or ‘Zulu Dawn’ would not work.

The reason is America. It can be argued that American audiences nearly always make or break a film. I watched the ‘ ...

Fri Mar 30, 2007 10:11 am
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I think the NNH would have been used better inside the barricades. Maybe a small unit could have fanned out to keep the Zulus at bay. But as most of the fighting would have been inside the barricades ...

Wed Mar 21, 2007 6:55 pm
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Well Durnford managed to get command at Isandhlwana because he turned up there and as he was still a regular officer he took over command from Pulleine.

Chard got command at Rorke's Drift by a fate ...

Mon Mar 05, 2007 7:43 pm
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British squares have been broken on THREE occasions once at Albuera on 16th May 1811, Tamai on 13th March 1884 and Abu Klea on 17th January 1885.

If I had to choose I would choose a square over a c ...

Sun Feb 25, 2007 3:46 pm
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I'm going to have my say now

First of all I thought Toby Stephens played Custer extremely well. His behaviour was all correct. Especially his acting during the Last Stand scenes it showed him reali ...
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