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Sun Nov 26, 2006 9:09 pm
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Thanks chaps. You're too kind. Very Happy But your right about word count Stackers. It's murder making sense of anything against that sort of limit. I tried to convey as much additional info as possible in t ...

Sun Nov 12, 2006 10:29 am
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Coll

I'm talking rubbish above. Both Burrows and Nuttall were Brigadier-Generals at the time of Maiwand - but would have been addressed as 'General'.

I confused myself with the Boer War which I ...

Sat Oct 28, 2006 9:13 am
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Johhny

Thank you. I shall take you up on that one day.

As ever

Mike

Sat Oct 14, 2006 12:03 pm
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Lord C's escort rounded up quite a few cattle on the 11th (day of the invasion) when they rode north to see Evelyn Wood. Wood's escort got about 200 the same day and took them back north with them.
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Thu Oct 12, 2006 7:55 am
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Sean

The mules belonged to Chard's engineer wagon. They were turned loose by his driver at the mission and were found safe and sound after the battle grazing by the river - which was 'home' for the ...

Wed Oct 11, 2006 12:27 pm
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The key to understanding what went on at RD the first thing one must do is put 'Zulu' completely to the back of one's mind and then read as much source material as you can, unfettered by movie preconc ...

Wed Oct 11, 2006 1:35 am
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Mel

It's my business where and what I contribute. And it is obviously not possible to 'side-swipe' on this forum. Everything is here for everybody to see. I try to contribute where I think I can he ...

Mon Oct 09, 2006 11:58 pm
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Glenn,

No military force will take 25% fatalities and still be fighting, because it necessarily means at least a 50% and most commonly a 75% casualty rate overall. The ratio of wounded to killed mi ...

Sat Sep 16, 2006 11:34 pm
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Peter

I have it in my mind that Clery had a thick Irish 'brogue'. Can't remember where I got it from though.

As ever

Mike

Fri Sep 08, 2006 10:35 pm
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Adrian,

Roger to all of that. Very useful as always. (Sorry for using that unfortunate b.b. expression!)

It seems to me that there is a question mark over the expense pouch - is it such a duff ...

Fri Sep 08, 2006 10:17 pm
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PRS

They are a wider look at Victorian warfare, embracing a few of the more more interesting campaigns. They are written in a broady comparable style as the first two. Correction I say 'they' are - ...

Fri Sep 08, 2006 9:41 pm
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Neil

Yes I agree that by the book they should shake each successive ten rounds loose in the ball bag, but if the bag is as dodgy as you would suggest, might they have shaken them loose in their lef ...

Sun Sep 03, 2006 7:31 pm
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A softer version of events! Honestly!

Sat Sep 02, 2006 9:29 pm
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With the greatest of respect, it is not true that he didn't know the Zulu army was nearby. He went looking for it, the moment he was told 'the Zulus are retiring everywhere'. Remember that Po ...

Sat Sep 02, 2006 9:13 pm
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Peter,

When did Mehlokazulu go into the bag? Drummond was killed at Ulundi I believe.

Regards

Mike

DD

I genuinely can't answer your question. I don't think I have done either of those ...
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