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Thu Dec 15, 2016 12:50 am
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Deeply saddened to learn that Ken has gone. He was a gentleman. I last saw him about 2 years ago at the Battlefields Country Lodge, when he kindly helped me out with a number of phone calls to a lando ...

Fri Nov 11, 2016 12:35 pm
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Thanks for that John. Well said by HRH. Sad that I couldn't be there. Even so I'll never be able to go back to Isandlwana in the future, without devoting some time to sitting in the sun and rememberin ...

Thu Sep 22, 2016 8:43 am
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Sickening.

M

Thu Sep 15, 2016 1:08 pm
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I am deeply saddened to learn of Rob's death. I must have dined with him a hundred times at Isandlwana. He was always a great friend. I send Rob's family and friends my profoundest condolences.

RI ...

Mon Jun 02, 2014 4:36 pm
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Well I can certainly say that the days of me giving 500 maggies to charity are gone!! Hopefully not for ever!

M

Mon Jun 02, 2014 9:53 am
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I should say so , Peter. I thought one or the other was 50, but then I've never been that well up on the Cockney vernacular. Don't tell me...it's not cockney either!?!

As ever

M

PS I should p ...

Sat May 31, 2014 9:01 am
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Tim

Yes, missed the 130th which fell between my two long tours in RSA. At that time I was 'up the Nile' you might say, working for UNMIS in Khartoum.

No, not there at the screening; I fear we p ...

Fri May 30, 2014 5:44 pm
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I'll bet it did Tim. I've seen the photos! There was another big event at the 125th with a big crowd (and impi) in the presence of HM King Goodwill, at which I had the honour of speaking, followed by ...

Fri May 30, 2014 8:15 am
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Isandlwana is not uncommonly pressed into service as an IFP rallying cry. Under Zuma (a Zulu) the ANC also wanted a piece of the Isandlwana action. Thus the diplomats would not wish to do anything wit ...

Mon May 05, 2014 1:08 pm
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Not AZW for sure, but Victorian military history is so thin on the ground that perhaps there are one or two members with a wider interest in the era who would like to be made aware that I'm lecturing ...

Thu Feb 13, 2014 4:00 pm
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Dawn

It's commonplace but unsound to closely couple Cardwell with Childers. They are distinct episodes. The first post-Cardwell War was, therefore, not the AZW, but the Second Asante War of 1873-4. ...

Tue Feb 11, 2014 1:17 am
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AMB

That sounds ominous.....do you know something I don't know?!!

M

Sun Feb 09, 2014 11:56 pm
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Peter

Can't be done; copyright can only rest with an originator, not with an owner, custodian or anybody else. When museums protect things, and in my view this is a scam, they do so by strictly con ...

Tue Dec 24, 2013 11:05 pm
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Happy Christmas everybody and best wishes for 2014.

M

Sun Dec 01, 2013 10:06 am
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Catch me for what?!! I was the tall, handsome, immaculately turned out one, without a moustache, next to the short, scruffy, ugly one with a moustache...something to do with museums I think.

Good ...
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