22nd January - iSandlwana

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22nd January - iSandlwana

Postby tasker224 » 21 Jan 2011 20:11

Take a moment to remember and raise a glass to their memory....RIP chaps
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Re: 22nd January - iSandlwana

Postby tasker224 » 21 Jan 2011 20:57

RIP lads.

I shall certainly be raising a glass to the immortal, brave, proud men of the 24th and the Zulu nation.
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Re: 22nd January - iSandlwana

Postby Maximus » 21 Jan 2011 21:29

I'll definitely be having a few drams in memory of all who fell on the Isandlwana battlefield, 22nd January 1879.

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Re: 22nd January - iSandlwana

Postby jersey » 22 Jan 2011 06:49

Remembering all those that gave their lives 132 years ago.

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Re: 22nd January - iSandlwana

Postby Philip Wilson » 22 Jan 2011 22:35

Likewise spare a thought for those who fought their way off the battlefield and escaped via Fugitive's Trail. With the way to Rorkes Drift cut off the only means of escape was across rough countryside a distance of some 6 to 7 miles. The river at Fugitives Drift was in full flood and the crossing could not have been an easy task even without the Zulus.

'The Zulus seemed to be behind,before and on each side of us and as we hurried on we had to leave poor fugitives crying and begging us not to leave them.' Trooper W.Barker, Natal Carbineers.
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