|Date||Messages (page 38 of 50)|
|17th March 2002||GEOFF THURSFIELD|
The following extract from our local newspaper in 1879 may interest you.
BURTON CHRONICLE APRIL 24TH 1879 - RE AN ATTRACTION AT A PLAYHOUSE IN BURTON ON TRENT
REFUGEES FROM CETEWAYOS' ARMY - CHIEF WILL ADRESS THE AUDIENCE IN THE ZULU LANGUAGE
ANYONE ACQUAINTED WITH IT IS INVITED TO INTERROGATE THE CHIEF OR ANY OF THE TRIBE
WILL GIVE AN INTERESTING ILLUSTRATION OF THEIR NATIONAL CHARACTERISTICS - PREPARATION FOR
BATTLE, LAMENTATION AFTER DEFEAST, EZULTATION AFTER VICTORY, MODES OF THROWING THE
ASSEGAI - REPS OF OUR FOES WHO OUR GALLANT FORCES FOUGHT SO NOBLY AT ISANDLWHANA & EKOWE
|17th March 2002||Pieter Cox|
Congratulations! Best site ever! A lot of interesting information about this very 'romantic'period in history.
regards from The Netherlands
|11th March 2002||Maureen Julia Jones|
I related to Henry Hook through his first marriage a curator came to visit us in birmingham last year and had information on his first marriage i don't see much information of this side of his life can you help me to view it ....yours faithfully
|10th March 2002||Alun|
This is a first class site! I stumbled across the site by accident and glad I did. Excellent information on a fascinating period of British history.
|10th March 2002||Roger Cole|
I am just due to depart (12th.March 2002) for the battlefields area and am staying 3 nights at Fugitives Drift Lodge. I am doing family history resaerch and think there may be some branch or twig connection with Private Cole who died at Rorkes Drift as our family is from the same part of the world. Your site has been so helpful and I'll come back to the guest book after the trip should I find out anything interesting regarding the family connection. "Zulu" and "Zulu Dawn" have of course been obligatory "research" prior to the trip.
|1st March 2002||DAVID HOOK|
I would like to hear from relatives of Private Henry Hook to establish exactly how he is related to my branch of the family. Anyone who can help, please E-mail me. Thanks.
|23rd February 2002||Brian Keith O'Hara|
Simply the best website I have ever seen, regardless of context or content. Possessing a BA in history from Georgia State University, I have a special appreciation for the detail and effort that have gone into telling the heroic story of Rorke's Drift, and the men who fought and died there.
You have given them a voice which transcends time, even death...
Please accept my thanks for making the world a more interesting place to live in and showing the potential of the internet. You have truly set the bar, for which I believe everyone should strive...
And, in conjunction with the movie Zulu, keeping the memory alive of men who should never be forgotten.
For them, their families, and everyone who visits here, I offer a heartfelt thanks...
|23rd February 2002||Terry Mattock|
I have Zulu and Zulu Dawn on
video, and always enjoy watching them,a memorable period of military history. I take a keen interest in the zulu wars, helped by this great site, keep it up!
|22nd February 2002||Maggie Young|
A very good, informative and historical site which gives an insight to some of those at Rorkes Drift the VC recipients. However there were many more men at this conflict, and it is such a shame we do not know more about these as well.
|22nd February 2002||Derek Dickens|
Wonderful, very informative website!
|20th February 2002|| E. Elizabeth Griffiths|
my grandfather was Robert Jonesvc.I am very impressed with the site and the efforts being made to keep his memory and the memories of his fellow soldiers alive.
|18th February 2002||Nev Day|
I've just revisited the excellent film 'Zulu' and came across your site when searching for associated historical information. I find your site wonderfully informative and very well put together. Many thanks!
|16th February 2002||Keith Holmes|
Thankyou for a truly magnificent site, only found it by chance so glad i did. will be returning many more times. Keep up the good work.
|14th February 2002||ALEX CLARKE|
GREAT WEB SITE TELLS ALL ABOUT THE MOST FAMOUS BATTLE OF THE ZULU WARS VERY MUCH IMPRESSED. THANKS
|13th February 2002||Lavina Porter|
My husband understands that part of his family was involved in Rorke's Drift. On the film Zulu in the role call at the end one of the names mentioned is Porter. Does anyone know if the roll call consisted of genuine names and how I can find out if that was any relative. I also understand that at the time of the Boer War one of the relatives was a "Rough Riding Sergeant". Surname may be Porter, Iserwood, Yates or Peppiate (spelling of last surname may not be correct.) Many thanks.
|12th February 2002||Garland H Green|
stumbled on to your site, and was blown away. I have been trying to get the facts and to learn all that there is to learn about this battle. You can rest assured that I will be back many times. thank you for your efforts
|11th February 2002||Lothar Nowak|
I have just recently watched Zulu again ( the 15th time since I saw it when it first came out ) and once again loved it. It is my favorite film although I must admit ( sneakingly ) that I have enjoyed the movie Star Ship Troopers which seems to have an undertow of Zulu in it and sneaks up near the enjoyement level of Zulu. However now a added bonus, this web site which has really peaked a new enthusiasm for the film. I look forward to looking through this site. Keep it up.
Lothar ( Australia )
|10th February 2002||Rosemary|
In discussing Trooper Henry Lugg, I neglected to mention that the artist Alphonse de Neuville used an eye-witness sketch by Lugg as background information for de Neuville's now famous painting of the Defence of Rorke's Drift.
|9th February 2002||Rosemary|
Trooper(later Col)H Lugg, (b 1859 Devon) was in the Natal Mtd Police when he took part in the defence of Rorke's Drift. He was one of three NMP men there, and the only one of those three to survive the battle. He later had 5 sons: Harry James Camp Lugg, Alfred John B Lugg ("Jack"), Cyril Edwin Lugg, Barrington Kingsley Camp Lugg and Garnet Evelyn Lugg. Harry (H.C. Lugg b 1882 Natal) was well-known Zulu linguist & author of "Historic Natal & Zululand" and "A Natal Family Looks Back"; became "Chief Native Commissioner" of Natal and President of the Native Appeal Court of Natal and Transvaal. In 1906 his brother Jack was an officer in the Border Mounted Rifles, Cyril a trooper in the Natal Carbineers. Harry (H.C.) served as interpreter in the Carbineers at that time. After 1879 Henry Lugg (i.e. of Rorke's Drift) was active in the volunteer movement in Natal,was in the Umzimkulu Mtd Rifles formed 1884; later this unit amalgamated with Alexandra Mtd Rifles which in the 1890s reformed and was named the Border Mounted Rifles, Maj Bru de Wold in command, with Henry Lugg as Captain & Adjutant.
H.C. Lugg lost 2 sons in WWII, Trevor & another Harry (called Hal) who was in the Air Force.
|8th February 2002||Martin Everett|
Two of Hitch VC's sons served in the 24th/South Wales Borderers. Charles Hitch was RSM of 4/SWB in WW1. John William VC's son was killed serving with 1/SWB during the retreat from Mons in 1914. I expect there were others.
|5th February 2002||paul thomas|
i first saw the film in 1964
and at the age of 45 i still
watch the film every time it is on the tv.last time,xmas
eve 2001 british legion swansea.ten of us watching it
together.great site keep up
the good work.
|5th February 2002||Paul Harling|
Did any of the British combatants at Rorkes Drift father any children ? and did they follow their fathers into the army?
|4th February 2002||Nikki Howard|
After a long talk on this subject with my dad I decided to find out more. I visited the local mueseum in Brecon (Wales) and they gave me this site address. This site is truely fantastic for anything you want to find out. The detail is fantastic & facinating. Keep this site going!!
|2nd February 2002||Lauren Gamble|
hi just browsing and i relised that id left the Zulu side of my English talk out just putting it in my talk thanks again for the help!!
|30th January 2002||Raymond A.Louison|
I,have been trying to obtain,acopy of the movieZulu Dawn. Please advise onwhereI find acopy.
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