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PostSubject: He's a Peeler, 716 come to arrest the Zulu's....................   Sun Sep 30, 2018 11:27 am

Please forgive me ignorance, but my knowledge on Christian Ferdinand Schiess is very limited. I'm a bit confused as to which unit he was serving with? Was he Natal Mounted Police as the film suggests or was he Natal Native Contingent?
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PostSubject: Re: He's a Peeler, 716 come to arrest the Zulu's....................   Sun Sep 30, 2018 12:34 pm

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He was in the 2nd Battalion of the 3rd Natal Native Infantry Contingent (2/3 NNIC)

He was a patient in the hospital at RD - there has been some debate lately but it is said that he had a badly blistered foot.

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PostSubject: Re: He's a Peeler, 716 come to arrest the Zulu's....................   Sun Sep 30, 2018 3:26 pm

SRB1965 wrote:
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He was in the 2nd Battalion of the 3rd Natal Native Infantry Contingent (2/3 NNIC)

He was a patient in the hospital at RD - there has been some  debate lately but it is said that he had a badly blistered foot.

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Cheers Sime, so he wasn't in the Natal Police at all then, just something they've added to the film? At least the injured foot bit is true.
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PostSubject: Re: He's a Peeler, 716 come to arrest the Zulu's....................   Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:39 pm

Hi

The film took one or two liberties - sadly many of them have gone down (in the public mind) to be truth.

There were 3 members of the NMP at RD - Lugg, Hunter and Green (I think), but FS was an NCO of the NNIC.

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