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Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:12 pm
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Alan,

Hope that you are keeping well?
I haven't posted for a long time and although the days of the great debates are long gone, for the reasons you have stated, you are absolutely correct when yo ...

Sat Mar 08, 2014 11:48 am
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Naseby

The film location used for Isandlwana is Isiphesi Hill. It's about nine miles East of Isandlwana.

The scenes of Melvill and Coghill's death were filmed on the banks of Fugitives Drift.
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Mon Feb 24, 2014 12:28 pm
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I'm wondering if any progress has been made in determining Samuel's place of birth?
The Regimental Nominal Roll places him in Dudley.

Does anyone know of the source which states he was born in Moo ...

Fri Jan 31, 2014 7:58 pm
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It's interesting that he puts the number of Zulus at 1000.

Fri Jan 24, 2014 12:13 pm
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Alan,

I wouldn't bother.

I've seen it over a hundred times and it's rubbish.

Tue Dec 24, 2013 6:23 pm
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I'll second that Peter.

Sun Nov 24, 2013 5:55 pm
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I have often wondered why the Zulu Army did not change tactics after the painful lessons learnt at Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift. Why did they persist in charging against the encamped massed rifles of t ...

Sat Nov 16, 2013 11:34 am
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Ron,

Thanks for the discussion. It could be seen as going round in circles but that's what discussion sometimes does. I see it as not only about the decoy theory but as an aid to evaluating other a ...

Thu Nov 14, 2013 7:08 pm
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Ron,

I just knew that you would bring Hlobane and Intombi into it. Smile

Quote - Blood On The Painted Mountain page 128 "Buller had been given the task of assailing the eastern end of the mo ...

Tue Nov 12, 2013 6:44 pm
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Ron
Good to hear from you. Hope all is well.

Yes, indeed, I am saying that the use of a decoy strategy as described by yourself, was beyond the ability of the Zulu army on the 22nd.

Could you p ...

Wed Nov 06, 2013 5:41 pm
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Sad news indeed.
I met Mike at the NAM and Brecon. Very friendly and sociable. Always ready to share his wealth of knowledge.

I shall miss his "mischievous" posts as G.

Sat Oct 26, 2013 10:50 am
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Mike Snook wrote:
"Ron wants to be able to argue, because it suits his hypothesis, that Nstingwayo delayed his attack until-morning, in the happy knowledge that his deception plan was working an ...

Tue Oct 22, 2013 7:45 pm
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Ian says that the cave has been the traditionally held place due to it being the only one large enough to shelter a man standing upright. He states that against this must be set the fact that it is lo ...

Tue Oct 22, 2013 4:32 pm
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Alan
Ian includes a photo of the northern end of Isandlwana in his article. This shows a cave he suggests could be the one used by the soldier.

Mon Oct 21, 2013 8:43 pm
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In his article in "Awful Row", Ian describes how a warrior from the uVe regiment states that the soldier was the sole survivor who struggled to the cave after fresh companies of the right ho ...
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