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Fri Feb 14, 2014 9:05 am
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Thanks, Mike for correcting me on the Cardwell/Childers reforms. I wasn't aware that it came with a weighty compensation scheme which must have eased the pain a little for senior officers. So did th ...

Thu Feb 13, 2014 6:03 am
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Not quite AZW but I live in Howick New Zealand which was founded by ‘”Fencibles” – retired soldiers from the Napoleonic Wars who immigrated to New Zealand between 1847 and 1852, hence the number of st ...

Thu Feb 13, 2014 5:41 am
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What effect or influence did the Cardwell reforms have on the army in the field during the Anglo-Zulu War? The initial reforms came into effect in 1870 and in 1871 the purchase of officers’ commissi ...

Mon Feb 10, 2014 9:06 am
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I still have that book, Coll, in preparation for our court of inquiry. We will make use of it yet! I'm sure I can gush if I put my mind to it...

Mon Feb 10, 2014 9:03 am
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Jumping in a bit late here but I have a copy of Clarke's book which found its way to the Antipodes and I paid NZD225 for it which must be about GBP100.

Sat Dec 01, 2012 9:15 pm
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Welcome, David

I'm not sure if it's mentioned in this thread somewhere, or on another post, but I since established that the only 'boy' on the Isandlwana battlefield at the time of the battle was S ...

Thu Nov 01, 2012 6:03 am
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Nice to be back, but I notice things are a little quiet around here. Is no one going to start a nice juicy debate?

Or has it all been said before?

Dawn

Mon Oct 29, 2012 2:20 am
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And don't you sleep, Coll? It's the middle of the afternoon here, but it must be the middle of the night there.

Dawn

Mon Oct 29, 2012 2:14 am
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Yes, I remember the suggestion of a portrayal of a court scene with myself as Nell. I do believe there was some interest amongst other members as well. However I think it was thwarted due to geograp ...

Mon Oct 29, 2012 12:11 am
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Hi Coll

Just found this on a wander through the posts and nice to think that you still remembered me after all this time. I wish I could say the book was out but as you know from my other post, it ...

Mon Oct 29, 2012 12:00 am
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Ah, now publishing as an ebook is not without it's pitfalls. For a start, you really need the expertise of a good editor to get it up to a professional standard or else you are just producing an infe ...

Fri Oct 26, 2012 8:44 pm
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Gosh, that's sad, Coll. Grief affects us differently. I lost my husband suddenly in 1997 - 15 years ago this month (accidental drowning). I still miss him. But life goes on and we make the best of ...

Fri Oct 26, 2012 7:38 pm
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No, you were never the cause, Coll. Life just got in the way.

Dawn

Fri Oct 26, 2012 9:24 am
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And I have not been completely idle on all things connected to the AZW either. I've been researching Charles William Melvill, son of Lt Melvill, who ended up on this side of the world and is buried a ...

Fri Oct 26, 2012 5:04 am
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Hi Coll

Look who've you've flushed out of the undergrowth! How is everyone out there? I'm aware I've been conspicious by my absence of late. Been a busy few years actually - just in case you wan ...
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