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Martin Everett


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Watch Victoria's Empire - Public Broadcast Service (PBS) America - Sky 166. Thursday 27 Dec from 1100 hrs

4 Parts - part four is Africa.

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John Young


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Martin,

Good job I recorded all four otherwise I would have missed the 24th at Isandlwana armed with Lee-Enfield Mk. IV*'s!

It made me wish the BBC would show The British Empire series again.

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John
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timothylrose


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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 around when there could get it right - but thats film/ tv documentary makers for you - atb Tim.
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Mel


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John,

Why wouldn't Lee Enfields have been used at Isandlwana?
I have video evidence that bolt action rifles were also used at RD.

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Mel


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John
Here's a deleted scene showing that some errors were spotted.




Last edited by Mel on Tue Jan 01, 2013 3:35 pm; edited 1 time in total

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John Young


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Mel,

You've got too much time on your hands!

I thought they only used the 50-round drum magazine at Isandlwana anyway!

Happy New Year!

John Y.
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Mel


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John
Too much time on my hands? Absolutely. B****y rain!! Off to sunnier climes next xmas.


Have a good trip and don't forget to take some pics from the crest of the ridge at "X".

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Sawubona


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That looks to be a 1928A1 Thompson! Doesn't everyone know that the Zulu only had access to 1921's. Obviously some sort of "typo".
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Rob D


Joined: 01 Sep 2005
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And yet it appears to be nave the 30-round stick magazine, apparently a user-made-and-fitted modification - "who are these remarkable people" indeed!
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