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Fri Sep 20, 2013 8:37 am
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I have always taken the view that both the Chatham and KCL map sets were largely pre-marked before (in the KCL case) being taken to South Africa by tracing from a body of word prepared by Anstey/Penro ...

Wed Sep 18, 2013 11:31 am
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Peter,

Obviously, the reference is retrospective and refers to much earlier events.

Mike

Wed Sep 18, 2013 9:45 am
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PQ,

Apropos of not much, you quoted (above)
“Next morning I conducted Sir Redvers [Buller] over the battlefield of Isandwhlwana(sic) which he had never seen, and we had the story told by combatan ...

Wed Sep 18, 2013 7:36 am
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Peter (PQ),
You have written above:

"This surely makes Wood’s version of the battle more than plausible".

Where is this version provided? As far as we can determine safely Wood sim ...

Mon Sep 16, 2013 9:16 am
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Peter,
My argument is that TMFH1 is a composed piece of work in its own right. If you like, a building block argument and thesis.
However, it neither benchmarks nor defines a much wider discussion a ...

Mon Sep 16, 2013 7:46 am
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Being very willing to be thought boring on this point, I cast back to my earliest post on this in the belief that it would now be even better were we to break out this discussion into two distinct par ...

Fri Sep 13, 2013 3:08 pm
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I really do look forward to hearing from whomever takes on the task of telling Mike Snook which Ronnie he is!

MC McC

Thu Sep 12, 2013 8:46 am
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Mike,

Pragmatically, and like many others, I can see how the broad wisdoms of most deduced battle narratives are arrived at, and moreso the more recent ones that have not been dominated or skewed b ...

Wed Sep 11, 2013 9:46 am
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We could of course declare a truce on whimsy, pie throwing and any propensity towards triviality. For a while, anyhow.

Meanwhile, I do agree with you on the interpretation of ground terms. One of ...

Wed Sep 11, 2013 8:38 am
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Presumably, the observational qualities of subalterns in his own Regiment are being held in mind here.
However, PQ, shrewdly and wittily observed.

MC McC

Wed Sep 11, 2013 7:38 am
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Hmmmm!
If 'traditional' assessments of the actual and relative positioning of Cavaye/Mostyyn/Dyson/the NNC on the Mkwene-Tahelane feature are not based on the camp map published in The Narrative, the ...

Tue Sep 10, 2013 3:02 pm
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Chris,
Please do not 'resist and refrain' on my account and do not feel obliged to send me anything. My very small house has no threshing floor, nor (I seldom regret) space to winnow.

Mike

Tue Sep 10, 2013 1:26 pm
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Chris,
In the politest way imaginable could I ask if you could possibly see your way to put your topic material in a better ordered place. Perhaps as chit chat or a new topic.

At least half of t ...

Tue Sep 10, 2013 7:53 am
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A further intriguing possibility is that of gross error in the map marking of the Isandlwana camp included in The Narrative. Close comparison of map with ground for Maps No 2 and No 3 indicate that t ...

Mon Sep 09, 2013 1:15 pm
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I say surprisingly early because it is fairly unlikely that the NGobamakhosi move forward was triggered by any action by Shepstone et al. Ergo, they too were very probably already moving forward as t ...
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