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|19th May 2004||H.B Pulleine, Camp Commander Islandwana.|
By David Alan Gardner
Poor Pulleine had a tough job on the day of the battle, from an early start, things went from bad to worse.
Could the unenviable situation he inherited been improved upon?- did he do as well as could have been expected?
Could things have been any different?
|2nd June 2004||AMB|
Where does one start?
He could have laagered his waggons; he could have not over-extended his line; and at the first sign of the Zulu, he could have formed square. He did not do any of these. He failed to conduct a proper estimate of the situation and payed the price.
Hey, all too easily said sat at this PC and not just about to have 20k + Zulus run at me!
|2nd June 2004||David Alan Gardner|
I think you are entirely right!