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Thu Jan 23, 2014 2:31 am
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Well now Gentlemen and Ladies, today marks the 50th anniversary of the premiere of ZULU -- at least in the UK (we've got to wait for several more months for the 50th anniversary of the US release). ...

Mon Jan 20, 2014 12:20 am
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Thanks for that link! Most excellent!

Mon Jan 06, 2014 4:06 am
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Some of the more interesting points he makes:

1) Whether or not the 24th quartermasters denied ammunition to Durnford's men is a moot point since as Cobb submits, none of the colonial troops (nativ ...

Sun Jan 05, 2014 11:12 pm
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Aren't you supposed to break my metaphorical racquet over your knee and hand back the two pieces? Or did I just dream that? Incidentally, don't try this at home, kids. In real life (or at least in m ...

Sun Jan 05, 2014 1:53 am
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Sawubona serves the ball! It not only clears the net by fractions of an inch, but it's well into Peter E's corner, and it's moving fast. Ladies and Gentlemen, the match is over ! But wait! Peter E ...

Sat Jan 04, 2014 4:39 am
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I received a copy of Malcom Cobbs' book, "The Martini Henry Notebook" for Christmas. It's a wonderful book which I've already read twice and am now working on a third reading. He wanders ab ...

Sat Jan 04, 2014 3:57 am
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True words about not knowing a fellow better, Alan. Who would have thought that "The Lt" taught dancing and was a country music fan? And I NEVER pictured him as a lanky Italian with a coo ...

Wed Jan 01, 2014 8:06 pm
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In my unofficial capacity as New England Representative Without Portfolio To Rorke's Drift VC.com I felt as though I ought to post a link to The Lt's obit: http://www.eagletribune.com/obituaries/x1186 ...

Sun Dec 15, 2013 1:13 am
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Quite right! It is "John Key" . From the text of the offering:
"John Key attested at Secunderbad, India, on 28 August 1871, and was posted to the 2nd Battalion, 24th Foot. Appointe ...

Sat Dec 14, 2013 5:38 pm
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I stumbled across this offering of the medal of Rorke's Drift defender Lance-Sargent John Keys and thought one of you other members might be interested in acquiring it. I'd grab it myself, but just hav ...

Tue Nov 12, 2013 1:52 am
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My thanks to you, Alan, for the link and to Ian Knight for that emotive tribute. I'm sorry that I didn't get to know Galloglas better than I did, yet I'm glad to have known him at all.

Tue Nov 05, 2013 10:26 pm
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OMG! Hey, I never knew Mike McCabe from Adam, but Galloglas?- THAT fellow was a friend of mine. No, I didn't always agree with him, but I never had anything but the utmost respect (and admiration) f ...

Wed Oct 30, 2013 12:07 am
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Richard Caton Woodville (Jr., is it not?) is certainly a favorite artist of mine and one of his contemporary prints holds a place of honor above my sofa. I was shocked to hear that his final resting p ...

Sun Oct 27, 2013 12:06 am
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Is this what I think it is? Check out this link and tell me what you think: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Antique-Wooden-Branch-Section-Wood-Skin-African-Zulu-Beads-on-Leather-Thong/350906989409?_trksid=p1 ...

Thu Oct 24, 2013 12:45 am
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And dittos from a fellow New Englander... The only thing wrong with your arm is that you haven't been doing anything with it! One of these days we've got to get together, Lt. After all, I only live i ...
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