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Does Mt Isandhlwana Make The Battlefield More Mystical
Colin


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A bit of a curious question, as I know the mountain played it's own part in the actual battle, and events would have possibly been more different, but when you see it in images, I think it always stands as an instantly recognisable memorial to all the dead.

http://www.onroutemag.co.za/articles/Isandlwana-lodge-571.html

When you see other battlefields overgrown or completely lost or developed over, is it's unique shape which remains mostly in the memory of the terrain of the battlefield, outwith those of the cairns and obelisks

What would be thought of the battlefield if it wasn't there to be depicted in paintings, etc., visually, rather than the context of the battle fought, as the area would be more open and fairly difficult to get bearings on the ground itself
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Alan
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I note that link still talks of Rob Gerrard as being the guide. Sadly, as we know, Rob died last year.
http://www.rorkesdriftvc.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2807

The website link to the lodge has no mention of the current guide's name or the Lodge's owner.

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Robert John


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Morning all,
According to the www.Isandlwana.co.za website the resident guide is Dalton Ngobese who some of you have met.

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