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Mon Sep 02, 2013 8:04 pm
Hi Chris,

I think you might have in mind an illustration by Adam Hook. It is much as you describe and appears in Ian Knight's 'Isandlwana 1879' for Osprey's Campaign Series.

You should be able ...

Sun Sep 01, 2013 10:17 pm
Hi Bill,

Thanks for the reply. I think I know the knife you mean. It has a handle made of bone/horn or some such and was kept in one of the longer, waist height cases (last time I saw it at least!) ...

Thu Aug 29, 2013 12:35 pm
Good Afternoon,

With regard to a helpful post from some time ago by John Young, Regulations for Field Forces in South Africa under the section entitled Natal Native Contingent with the side heading ...

Sat Jan 05, 2013 1:36 pm
Hi John,

It's been hell of a while since I've posted on here but this looks to be a fascinating topic. I'm going to be bold and question whether the chap you've identified as Glyn may possibly be F ...

Sat Apr 28, 2012 10:56 am
Hi everyone,

I'd never seen this hitch before (pun intended) but on watching 'Zulu' last night I spotted a pretty good blooper/goof/error, take your pick. It's at 6.46 on this youtube clip but was ...

Fri Feb 11, 2011 2:59 pm
Hi Nick,

May I just congratulate you on Zulu Dawn: The FanEdit. I've anticipated viewing it since your initial post some time ago and watched it the night before last. Your choice of music was sple ...

Sun Oct 25, 2009 11:30 am
Morning everyone,

I have visited this site at the very least once a week since I was 13. I am 21 next month and in my final year as BA History Student.

I too ask Alan, on behalf of those younge ...

Wed Apr 08, 2009 11:22 am
Hi Mick,

The Natal Carbineers wore a dark blue tunic with pointed white facings. Trousers were blue with a broad white stripe. They wore either the pillbox cap or a white helmet with spike and badg ...

Thu Feb 26, 2009 12:00 pm
Hi Saw,

Yes it was and here it is! I was dozing off last night and had no energy to type both stories.

'There was one warrior who would not fly, but set his back to a thorn bush and defied his ...

Wed Feb 25, 2009 11:39 pm
Hi Coll,

This Gingindlovu anecdote from 'Fearful Hard Times' by Ians Knight and Castle. Not an officer's sword but still a sword-related tale that makes me smile. Page 209.

'One gallant trooper, ...

Fri Jan 09, 2009 3:57 pm
Hi everyone,

I came by this on Youtube and hadn't seen it before. Certainly worth a watch Cool



Fri Jan 09, 2009 3:39 pm
Hi Coll,

I am pretty sure these images are to be found in the Osprey Campaign series publication, 'Isandlwana', by Ian K. If memory serves, Vereker is depicted in full dress as the native trooper r ...

Mon Oct 20, 2008 11:24 am
Peter (Harman),

Fret not old chap, when I said thanks for posting it as your own source, I genuinely meant it with regard to that source being the genesis for your question. I wasn't being flippant ...

Sun Oct 19, 2008 5:31 pm
Hello Peter,

The Morris source is a secondary one, I am after some report from 1879 that indicated jamming as a major concern. Thanks for posting it as your own source, anyway.

All I am saying ...

Sun Oct 19, 2008 11:16 am

Martini-Henry rifles have been known to jam but if, as you claim, no doubt on the basis of a recent tv documentary, they were a factor in the British defeat at Isandlwana, why on earth did t ...
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