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Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:14 pm
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Alan, according to Chesson in 1879, both the text and the translation he published in N&Q came from Bp. John W Colenso. I can't speak for its accuracy, but there is no doubt that Colenso was profi ...

Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:33 pm
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I have just come across a note by F. W. Chesson in the ever-useful Notes and Queries for 25 October 1879; it transcribes a Zulu war song which was sent to him, presumably by Bishop Colenso:

The fol ...

Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:26 pm
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Alan

I hadn't realised that you created that image. It is very good indeed: well done.

Sat May 11, 2019 4:04 pm
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I'm strangely in love ...

Very Happy

Sat May 11, 2019 3:50 pm
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Seconding what AMB wrote, I too think that this forum offers a superb body of on-line knowledge and discussion. It may be quieter than it was back in the day, but in my view it remains an important re ...

Sat May 19, 2018 8:12 pm
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Hi Stephen and apologies for the tardy reply - I have been away.

To my knowledge, the HQ is not available online, but if you can't get hold of a copy, contact me privately.

Regards,

Paul

Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:14 pm
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Just to add to the list, I have a short (and fairly inconsequential) piece recently published which discusses possible allusions to the AZW in Gerard Manley Hopkins’ poems of 1879, ''At That Bleak Hil ...

Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:23 pm
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I believe that Watson’s Maiwand injuries are mentioned in A Study in Scarlet (1887), The Sign of the Four (1890), and in a short story entitled ‘The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor’ (1892). I'd be int ...

Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:43 am
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Thanks, John: it doesn't sound very hopeful.

Regards,

Paul

Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:41 pm
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Like everyone on this thread, I view this 'heritage' development with concern. Has there been any response from history / archaeology departments in South African universities?

Sat Feb 28, 2015 3:04 pm
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Thanks, Peter - I'm guessing you knew this story about Ellis's medal already; it was, however, new to me.

Sat Feb 28, 2015 4:26 am
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Apologies if you all know this already, but thanks to Bill C, I came across a letter in the museum at Brecon which sheds some interesting light on what happened to the South Africa medal awarded to 31 ...

Fri Oct 24, 2014 8:41 am
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Thank you, gentlemen.

Fri Oct 24, 2014 7:56 am
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Good morning all.

I need to know something in a hurry about the numbers of AZW veterans' graves in the UK, and where they are. I'm not looking for a comprehensive list of names, but a rough estima ...

Sat Oct 18, 2014 4:58 pm
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it's been quite a wait: I'm looking forward to it.
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