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Lt Melvill, Cols Pulleine And Durnford HQ Conversation
Colin


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Point of interest to myself anyway, if Melvill felt confident enough, or felt it his duty to speak up to Durnford in Pulleineís tent during their conversation, why didnít he, or isnít it known, if he spoke up in the same way to others of higher rank, regarding the campís location, which he so feared when commenting about it to a fellow officer ?

How many other remarks is he known to have made to others before the Zulus attacked, or is the evidence regarding his comments to Durnford and the other officer all that is proven somewhat ?

Iím assuming, with him knowing the camp was badly situated and the layout too, that it was even more reason to remind Durnford of Pulleineís orders, as he (Melvill) knew in fact that even with all the companies already present, there wouldnít be enough to defend against attack as it was.

Instinct tells me that Melvill was very alert to the immediate dangers, actually wanting to say more but didnít, again perhaps of the alarmist label, hence only mentioning it privately to the other 24th officer
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