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PostSubject: hamilton-brown photos   Sat Mar 19, 2011 11:05 am

in Ian Knights book Zulu Rising
he states that during the war in Rhodesia (matabelele war) he used to pose for photographs pointing guns at cowering natives..
do these photos still exist i wonder?
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PostSubject: Re: hamilton-brown photos   Sat Mar 19, 2011 5:38 pm

Good post. I haven't seen these photo's,but I would not doubt it for a second.
He reminds me of General Custer always wanting to be in the media. just read the opening chapter in his book and the way he descripes himself. Full of self importance.
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PostSubject: Re: hamilton-brown photos   Sat Mar 19, 2011 7:31 pm

that was exactly what i was thinking .. vey much like custer indeed.
although this chap probably told alot of tall stories e.g. having to eat a child when starving and the fact that no record of his service existed before 1872 in new zealand
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PostSubject: Re: hamilton-brown photos   Wed Mar 23, 2011 7:34 am

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PostSubject: Re: hamilton-brown photos   Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:26 am

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PostSubject: Re: hamilton-brown photos   Wed Mar 23, 2011 6:37 pm

is this from a book or magazine?
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PostSubject: Re: hamilton-brown photos   Wed Mar 23, 2011 6:44 pm

It's reproduced very small in Baden-Powell's book 'The Matabele Campaign'.

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PostSubject: Re: hamilton-brown photos   Wed Mar 23, 2011 7:32 pm

Thanks 1879graves. I thought this was just a rumour.
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PostSubject: Re: hamilton-brown photos   Thu Mar 24, 2011 6:44 pm

Seems like he was a real charming chap, this Hamilton Browne.

John, there is rarely smoke without fire!

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