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War Correspondent Melton Prior In Ulundi Painting
Colin


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Found this by accident, but rather than the whole thing, itís just the painting on the first page that interests me, which I think is supposed to be Ulundi plus what looks to be a correspondent identical to Melton Prior who is drawing or writing in the midst of the action.


https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.hmgs.org/resource/resmgr/Archive_/Historicon/Historicon_2012_Program.pdf


It says to the side that the artwork is by Osprey Publishing, but I donít recall ever seeing this in the books, especially with it including the famous war correspondent -


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melton_Prior

Itís probably already known about, but new to me, and I like the inclusion of Prior in a modern version of the engagement.

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I wonder which battle the illustration on the book features? Were the 24th. at Majuba Hill?

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Colin


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It does seem to be Ulundi, there are Zulus visible in the background and apparently Melton Prior was there, as I think there is a well-known illustration he done of the battle in progress.

Interestingly, there appears to be a tartan glengarry on the backpack of a soldier, plus blue cuffs on their tunics.

I donít study British infantry, so donít know the regiment represented, Iíd need to look for the units involved at Ulundi - Royal Scots Fusiliers ?

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The artwork depicting the Battle of Ulundi appears in Ian Castleís British Infantryman in South Africa 1877 - 81. The illustrations in the book are the work of Christa Hook. The book was first published in 2003 by Osprey is No. 83 in their Warrior Series.

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Thanks John

Never bought that book, and gradually phasing out the AZW books not directly related to my specific interests within it

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