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8th February 2004Total no.of VC winners
Started by Ed Coan
Just trying to double-check something - what was the total number of VCs won during the Anglo-Zulu War, including posthumous ones? Thanks for any h... (click to view)
Latest Post: 8th February 2004
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8th February 2004Did trooper walter stimson play an organ before the Battle of Isandhlwana?
Started by Jennifer Jones
It has been suggested by Martin Everett that someone might be able to help me to find out why my gt uncle Walter Edye of the NMP stayed behind at Isan... (click to view)
Latest Post: 8th February 2004
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8th February 2004Veteran of Rorke's Drift?
Started by Kevin Crichton
There is an (alleged) story that one of the VC medal winners (or possibly of another award) is actually buried in the cemetery in Fleetwood, Lancashir... (click to view)
Latest Post: 10th February 2004
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7th February 2004Inspector Mansel/Camp Guns Anomaly
Started by David Gardner
Don't suppose anyone has any theories about Mansel's late sighting-somewhere between 3pm and 4pm-of the guns going off at the camp, when the guns had ... (click to view)
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7th February 2004Martini-Henry on E-bay
Started by John Young
Given the number of you who have been sounding off about the price Martini-Henry rifles, cast your eyes on: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vie... (click to view)
Latest Post: 10th February 2004
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6th February 2004Schiess and other Foreign VC winners
Started by Simon Copley
Is Corporal Schiess the only foreign national to win the VC? Do foreign nationals haveto go through any extra special procedures before they can be aw... (click to view)
Latest Post: 7th February 2004
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4th February 2004Historical accuracy and the Media
Started by Mark Hepworth
Recently a Welsh politician (Rhoddri Morgan?) visiting South Africa claimed that wounds between the Welsh and Zulus were finally being healed. If th... (click to view)
Latest Post: 16th February 2004
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4th February 2004Weapons (Sword & Lance)
Started by p.f
In the movie "Zulu" Lt Bromhead sensably putes aside his sword for a rifle and bayonet. In the 1879 war were their any instances of officers... (click to view)
Latest Post: 4th February 2004
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4th February 2004Colour-Sergeant Bourne
Started by P. Christian
to have displayed such a calm exterior and conduct himself so well, I cannot understand why he did not receive a Victoria Cross. I personally feel he ... (click to view)
Latest Post: 9th February 2004
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3rd February 2004Promotion
Started by Steven Etchells
According to Army records of 1879, soldiers were promoted and demoted with amazing regularity. Can anyone tell me what kind of actions and misdemeanou... (click to view)
Latest Post: 4th February 2004
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2nd February 2004Atlanta Cutlery Martini-Henrys
Started by David Colbourne
I would like to obtain one of these rifles, but am a little unsure how to go about importing one into the UK. As they are regarded as antiques in the... (click to view)
Latest Post: 6th February 2004
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2nd February 2004Bugle Calls
Started by David Gardner
I've just come across an 1890 recording of a bugler from the Light Brigade sounding the charge, as it was in 1854 on a bugle from Waterloo! I've tr... (click to view)
Latest Post: 18th February 2004
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1st February 2004The word 'Isandlwana'
Started by Phil Read
Can anyone answer this simple question: What does 'Isandlwana' mean? I was lucky enough to be there over the 22/23/24 January and asked two guides t... (click to view)
Latest Post: 4th February 2004
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1st February 2004Isandlwana cairn markers - opinions ?
Started by sally
A recent guest to the Isandlwana battlefield would like to donate money to create something rather more suitable to the lump of yellow and black concr... (click to view)
Latest Post: 19th February 2004
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31st January 2004Natal Mounted Police question
Started by Chris
Does anybody know if the Natal Mounted Police still exists today or if they were absorbed into the South African Police Service?... (click to view)
Latest Post: 8th March 2004
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31st January 2004Adendorff - 1861
Started by Edward Garcia
While perusing my recently and very battered copy of Stalker’s “The Natal Carbineers: 1855-1911” I noticed that there was a Trooper Adendorff list in ... (click to view)
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29th January 2004Zulu War British rank insignia
Started by Chris
Hey, does anybody know what the Zulu War era rank insignia is for the British imperial and colonial forces?... (click to view)
Latest Post: 6th February 2004
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29th January 2004Unknown unit designators
Started by Chris Tapster
Grateful for any assistance from unit history specialists out there. I have a 1900-dated bayonet with the stamp 1YG on the hilt . Can anyone identify ... (click to view)
Latest Post: 3rd May 2004
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29th January 2004Morris
Started by Keith Smith
On 11th January last year, I made the following pleas for information from contributors to this site. To this date, there has not been a single respon... (click to view)
Latest Post: 29th January 2004
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29th January 2004Ulundi Participants
Started by Peter Weedon
Does anyone know where there might be a list of 17th Lancers who took part in the battle at Ulundi? Peter Weedon... (click to view)
Latest Post: 3rd February 2004
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