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Silent Mutiny At Isandlwana As Viewed By Officer Commanding
Colin


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Having not long purchased a book called The Silent Mutiny At Gettysburg, made me think if that is what Chelmsford felt later after Isandlwana. I'm not sure what exactly is meant by this term, but I'm assuming officers operating independently of the main force, not previously considered by the officer commanding the main force, therefore not specifically given permission to do so first, for example Dartnell staying put further into Zululand; Durnford's recce in force; Harness turning back towards the camp after receiving news of an attack. By definition a silent mutiny then possibly being a non-hostile or aggressive disobeying of orders given by senior command, but freedom to act independently in enemy territory, though if going wrong, is viewed negatively in this way by high command as it reflected on their own decision making
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