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Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:55 pm
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David - none of them appear to be Zulu spears - the forging of them is either the wrong shape or style - the large bladed "leaf style" one is probably Sudanese or from that region - the barb ...

Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:37 pm
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Coll - can you be a bit more explicit - maybe a map of some sort indicating your interpretation of the orientation - see what I can do if there is clear views when we are there for the 140th

Wed Nov 21, 2018 3:53 pm
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Scaling heights is a totally different thing to mountaineering - having actually done some of the more famous "mountains" of the period with no formal mountain training (or need for speciali ...

Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:39 pm
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Coll - Roy just sold a copy of Mounted Infantry Training for the Zulu War period on e bay this afternoon - it was one of the photocopies that turn up on fleabay every so often

Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:29 pm
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Coll -not quite Zulu War but in the spirit of the question your old friend Col Fred Burnaby's wife wrote "The High Alps in Winter" published in 1883 recounting the couples experience of moun ...

Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:00 pm
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Coll - there are plenty of these Khyber made Martini pistols around - they have been made as fakes to be sold as such in the bazaars over the last 20 plus years since Western intervention in the area ...

Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:17 pm
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Wed Jun 11, 2014 1:47 pm
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Peter - thanks for that one - an amazing experience for all concerned and goes to show how a 50 year old film can still draw the attention - ingrained into the British sub conciousness - we had Johnso ...

Sat May 31, 2014 6:05 am
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Mike - it's funny how things happen out there - for the 130th the two ceremonies were almost segregated and there was little interaction between the two sides - in fact when I suggested taking my peop ...

Fri May 30, 2014 2:42 pm
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Mike that's why they were very keen for us to go out in 1999 - the 120th was used as a pre election rallying meet for the Zulu nation - not into the politics but at the end of the day we had 1800 in t ...

Fri Aug 02, 2013 12:21 pm
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Think I have sent you an email on this - but your site doesn't give an automated reply etc - we are being asked to do somethings to mark the 50th ourselves - so drop me a line - we may be able to coop ...

Tue Jul 16, 2013 11:25 am
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Peters - thanks for the comments - the photos bring back happy memories of running around the site in kit - a real bonus for the public who were there for the 125th commemorations. Sgt Booth would hav ...

Mon Jul 15, 2013 11:31 am
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Not sure if any of this helps but .....

The manuals of the time are quite specific about how infantry are trained to make "retirements" - the 1877 Field Exercises devote a number of pages ...

Wed Mar 06, 2013 3:05 pm
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I would still love to hear a firearm discharged on the battlefield but have never heard of it happening apart from the Dundee Diehards

Robin - I take it you missed out on our trip for the 120th com ...

Sun Dec 30, 2012 8:36 pm
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John - they lost the chance to use footage out there that would have been a lot better and sadly went for the "usual suspects" on location - it's a pity that there is so much wrong imagery a ...
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