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Thu Jul 04, 2013 11:58 pm
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It's an enjoyable debate, hypothesising isn't to everyone's taste but I think it's good to stretch the received historical wisdom from time to time (even if we end up being snapped back to wh ...

Sat Jun 29, 2013 1:37 am
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Interesting...at one level I find this topic difficult to conceptualise and somewhat paradoxical, as, had Durnford been an Officer of the 24th, he would likely have only got promoted to that position ...

Wed May 08, 2013 12:53 am
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John,

Thanks for clarifying, that's a revelation! I wasn't sure many more of the Isandhlwana contingent were present, but now you point out Cavaye, Porteous and Wardell I can see the characteristi ...

Mon May 06, 2013 8:59 pm
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Thanks Martin.
It must have been a hard life for all ranks, and I wonder at the turnover of 1/24 officers in the years leading up to 1879 - perhaps some chose to leave but I suspect illnesses or inju ...

Sun May 05, 2013 11:39 pm
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As a newcomer to this forum I find this a fascinating thread - some tantalising likenesses but of course as others have said for various reasons it's extremely difficult to be sure of identification. ...
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