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Sat Dec 01, 2012 8:00 am
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I find it insulting that you think the deaths of 850 European troops, 500 native allies and numerous Zulu warriors can be dismissed with the terms of "small and insignificant".
Not the best ...

Sun Oct 28, 2012 7:49 am
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Topography was a subject taught at Sandhurst. Each officer learnt military drawing, surveying and landscape drawing as part of the course while they attended the college. Examinations were held each t ...

Thu Nov 17, 2011 11:30 am
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It looks as if Colonel AUSTRUTHER not only forgot the battle, but must have forgotten his route as well.

Graham

Tue Nov 15, 2011 7:33 am
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I think there was one John.... But I have forgotten it.

Graham

Sun Oct 16, 2011 11:19 am
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My wife tells me that this is not the usual subject for this artist.

If that is the case, then surely the first thing that you do is RESEARCH, RESEARCH, RESEARCH before you start. What is the point ...

Mon Sep 05, 2011 1:32 pm
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Julian

I have used your work extensively in my research and the survivers reports usually cross reference each other and many mention other survivers being at Helpmekaar. Captain W. Barton is menti ...

Sun Apr 17, 2011 11:18 am
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In a four line description, it is a bit worrying that :-

!. The camp was hit early in the morning...
2. All but 55 Europeans were killed...
3. Returning the next day..
4. Immediately fell back . ...

Thu Jan 27, 2011 11:41 am
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Thanks Peter - getting old is a terrible thing. It's the forgetting who you are which worried me.

Graham

Wed Jan 26, 2011 10:18 am
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Keith

John Simpson died very shortly after the print became available and I believe the print had a very restricted issue. I do have one of prints and have never seen another one since the day I pu ...

Tue Jan 04, 2011 8:35 am
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Keith

It was re-reading your paper which rekindled my interest in William Barton.

Most of the survivor's reports lead to Helpmekaar and many involve other names which cross links them. Barton ju ...

Mon Jan 03, 2011 2:59 pm
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I am trying to find out the route Captain William Barton of the Sikhali Horse took, when he escaped from Isandlwana.

He was just behind Private S. Wassall when Wassall saved Private Westwood from d ...

Thu Oct 07, 2010 1:00 pm
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Peter

I believe that Chelmsford asked F.B. Fynney to publish a pamphlet on the strength of the Zulu army, for distribution to the officers before the invasion.
Fynney arrived at a total of 41,900 ...

Mon Sep 20, 2010 6:32 am
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Hi John

You are absolutely correct about Fort Napier - They would have had the opportunity to meet there, although Edward was in the U.K. from April 1873 until February 1874, therefore missing the ...

Sun Sep 19, 2010 10:09 am
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John

I have just returned from holiday and therefore, have just seen your comments about Haggard's proof reader. As you know. I have no interest at all in the man (?), so just wondered why you pick ...

Sun Aug 08, 2010 6:04 am
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He was only aged 18 when he earned the Distinguished Conduct Medal. With Isandlwana two years earlier he certainly saw a bit of action in his early years.

Graham
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