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11th February 2001Ken & John Newman
congratulations on a extremely well done website thanks and keep up
good work it was an incredible experience and very educational.
good luck ken+john
11th February 2001Gregory Critchley
What a lovely presentation. I am gladi to see a pic of me in there, but I am not juggling! Anyway. Till next time you join us out here, and we go to Marc Anthony's Bar at Caesars Gauteng, Greg
10th February 2001Peter Critchley
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9th February 2001Paul Church
Brilliant website! Keep up the good work. I'm a member of the Diehard
company and found the site through the group. I hope it encourages
others to go to South Africa and take a look. I't was an incredible
experience and educational. It also brings home how hardy and tough
those soldiers really were.
8th February 2001Rick Hindman
Very interesting and informative site. Too bad the sun occasionally
sets on the British Empire!
7th February 2001Peter Cosgrove
Excellent site. I discovered it while while researching the history of
John Rouse Merriott Chard for a mate of mine who has the surname of
Merriott.
Thanks.
6th February 2001Mac McGrath
Brilliant site, its about time, maybe the DIEHARD CO. might get some
more members because of it.......keep up the good work.
GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.
6th February 2001Lee Stephenson
I note the enquiry about the former home of Colour sergt. Frank Edward
Bourne, DCM

Every morning on my way to work, I drive past "Bourne House", once the
home of Nigel Green, who played Bourne in the film "Zulu".

Green used to visit to attend the local Doctor's surgery in
Rottingdean, Sussex, where he used to entertain the 'waiting room' with
tales of his latest films. By strange coincidence it turned out the
Doctor's wife also had a connection to the Zulu War. Her grandfather
was a Private in the 24th Foot and had been out with Chelmsford's
force, thus escaping the disaster at Isandhlwana.

Lee Stevenson
4th February 2001Claudia Ash
Very nice Homepage !!!!!!! I like at most the article under ZULU
PERSPECTIVE itīs very interesting.
Greetings from Germany
2nd February 2001Justine Murray
This website is a fine example of English patriotism reliving the glory
days of Honour within the army regiments. As a contemporary Australian,
sympathetic to indigeneous causes, I have long lost my patriotism to
the mother country - probably as my ancestors were treated as lowly
convicts. However, as a stone as two sides, so too has a battle. I am
pleased at last that someone has thought the Zulu side should be
commended on its own glory rather than just given a fleeting mention in
passing. Having also visited both sites, I too was well aware of the
inbalance of representation honouring the battle between the two sides.
Yet I thought I was standing on Zulu lands. Let's hope "A Zulu
Perspective" has started a trend that restores the Honour to all that
deserve it, regardless of race, colour and values.
2nd February 2001Robert Lindsell
This homepage totally eclipses anything else on the Internet. It is
extremely well done. Congratulations!!!
2nd February 2001Stuart Mendez
MY FAMILY AND I HAVE LIVED IN A PROPERTY CALLED 'RORKE'S DRIFT' FOR
SEVEN YEARS NOW. IT IS IN WEST WICKHAM KENT. HAVING WONDERED SINCE WE
FIRST SAW THE HOUSE WHY IT WAS SO NAMED, I HAVE FOUND OUT TODAY THAT IT
WAS ONCE INHABITED BY COLOUR SERGEANT FRANK BOURNE WHO FOUGHT AT THE
BATTLE OF RORKE'S DRIFT AND WHO SUBSEQUENTLY RECEIVED THE DCM. CAN
ANYBODY GIVE ME MORE INFORMATION ON THIS GENLTEMAN PLEASE?
31st January 2001Susan Hotch
Really good site, Does anyone out there have any connection to
Frederick Hitch V.C., as he is the Great, Great Uncle of my husband and
I am really intrested in tracing his family history .

regards
Sue
30th January 2001Jim McCoin
I just discovered your site this morning after looking up information
on
martini rifles,I like it. There are a lot of comments on the movie
Zulu,an excellent inaccurate movie. There was a time when the Rorke's
Drift battle was the most written about action in British history.It's
sad that a major film company could not do it's home work.There are
several books currently in print that give the true a account.

The zulu War by Michael Barthorp
Like Lions They Fought by Robert B Edgerton
The Washing Of The Spears
Jim McCoin at [email protected]
23rd January 2001Susan Hoolachan
I have two reasons to thank you. First of all your web-site gets
better everytime I read it, and everytime I find something different
which to me is remarkable and makes one want to log on as often as one
can.

Secondly I thank you for something personal. I have been contacted by
a relative who happended to log onto your website, and found me. It
looks like your website it of interest to more than one member of the
family.

My only regret is that you do not give lectures, as you said being
an "Amatuer", but to me this website is anything but, and if I could
persuade you to do this then I for one would be delighted and would
willingly travel to hear your comments.

Kindest regards to you as always,

Susan.
23rd January 2001H.R.H Prince V Shange
I have no doubt in my mind that you have an appointment with human
destiny.
I will attend to the homepage in February on my return to Europe. I am
prensently in the Republic of China.
23rd January 2001Thomas D Johnson
As an on-going member of the Anglo-Zulu War Historical Society, I must
say that this outstanding website is long overdue. Keep up the splendid
work in introducing this fascinating, magisterial period to its legions
of fans of how and why 19th Century Victorian Imperialism clashed
violently with the proud, powerful and vastly underestimated Zulu
Kingdom.
12th January 2001J P Lawson
Having first came across stories of the heroism displayed at Rorkes
Drift in the form of the film "Zulu" as a child, I have always been
fascinated by the events which took place there and hence me searching
for infomation on the internet. I found your site thoroughly
interesting and informative. Keep up the good work,
regards J.P.L
11th January 2001Jack Jones
Excellent site, Lest we forget
10th January 2001Red Dragon
With my brother-in-law D.C. Baker B.E.M having been the last Provost
Sgt for the South Wales Borderers before amalgamation into the Royal
Regiment of Wales, I am particulary pleased to have linked my own site
to this superb one.
Both Alan and Peter have done my nation proud in recording for
posterity another suberb link with the glorious past of the now Royal
Regiment of Wales and in particular the 24th of Foot the South Wales
Borderers.
It is my privilege to live not far from the South Wales Borderers
Museum, and I can tell you being ex services myself that it is a great
honour for me to be able to pop into the tranquil atmosphere of the
museum and remember and see the herosim shown by the men of the 24th,
not only at Rorkes Drift but through the Regiment's history.
10th January 2001Philip Williams
A very interesting Web Site.
John Williams is a distant Uncle on my fathers side of the family. I
would be very interested to know if anyone has any further information
on him.
Thanks

Phil Williams
7th January 2001Rod Dalton
How ironic it is to know that a ancestor of my family of Dalton's was a
hero in this battle! I have seen the movie "Zulu" many times and always
stop to view it whenever it comes on. Now i have a greater interest.
Great historical website. Keep up the good work.
Does anyone have further information on James Langley Dalton?

Regards
Rod Dalton
Ogden Utah - USA
7th January 2001Michael D Heron
I've seen the movie countless times, never get tired of it, and still
marvel at the bravery. Your site is excellent. I would like to know
the coordinates (lat/long) for Rorke's Drift.
The finality of the sergeant's words have probably been repeated many
times in many places and must represent the mind set that true heros
have. Possibly similiar to what went through the minds of the two US
Medal of Honor winners from another African campaign - Somalia; we're
here, this is what we do.
Regards
7th January 2001Jeff Stevens
A wonderful site,well researched and presented well done!
2nd January 2001Nigel Favill
very well set out and very interesting . Does any body know where
bromhead was educated as i was in his house when i was at grammar school
in newark england.
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