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Captain David Moriarity, 80th, KIA Ntombe
This photograph taken when he was in the 7th Regiment prior to his transfer to the 80th. [Mac & Shad] (Isandula Collection)
The Battle of Isandlwana: One of The Worst Defeats of The British Empire - Military History
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PostSubject: Zulu Shield Collection. By Forum Member bandit1200.   Sun Nov 20, 2011 12:16 am

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PostSubject: Re: Zulu Shield Collection. By Forum Member bandit1200.   Sun Nov 20, 2011 1:10 am

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THESE FIRST PICTURES ARE OF THE RED BROWN SHIELD.IT IS 56 X 94 CM`S AND OF VERY THICK HIDE. IT IS STILL FAIRLY FLEXIBLE UNLIKE THE OTHER TWO WHICH HAVE GONE VERY HARD AND SHOW SHRINKAGE AND WARPING DUE TO AGE. THE SHIELD IS HEAVY AND THE HIDE WOULD CERTAINLY DO THE JOB ESPECIALLY DEFLECTING MISSILES AND BLOWS .IT DOES NOT HAVE THE FEEL OR LOOK OF EVEN AN OLD TOURIST PIECE, ALL THREE CAME FROM A LOCAL AUCTION AS ONE LOT AND WERE FROM A RECENT HOUSE CLEARANCE.THE SHIELD IS UN.DAMAGED EXCEPT FOR HAIR LOSS AND A FEW SMALL HOLES FROM WALL HANGING.
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PostSubject: Re: Zulu Shield Collection. By Forum Member bandit1200.   Sun Nov 20, 2011 7:55 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Zulu Shield Collection. By Forum Member bandit1200.   Sun Nov 20, 2011 9:39 pm

[ THIS IS THE SMALL "DANCING" SHIELD
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PostSubject: Re: Zulu Shield Collection. By Forum Member bandit1200.   Tue Nov 22, 2011 8:28 pm

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There very well made. Idea You can tell there geniune. Bandit. I dont suppose you know the address form where they were taken from ( House Clearance) It might be possible to see if someone who have fought in the Zulu War had lived there at anytime. Or someone who had a connection with someone who did.
Not easy getting information on sellers from an auction house but I`m working on it.It seems that the pictures of the best shield haven`t got through to admin yet so I will try again asap.It is far better than the other two. all the best bandit1200
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PostSubject: Re: Zulu Shield Collection. By Forum Member bandit1200.   Mon Nov 28, 2011 3:31 pm

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The date seems to be wrong. Could be me reading it wrongly.
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PostSubject: Re: Zulu Shield Collection. By Forum Member bandit1200.   Tue Nov 29, 2011 6:59 pm

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The date seems to be wrong. Could be me reading it wrongly.
The date is wrong for some reason. It says January 4th 1887.Not the date of Ulundi but the date of Terrys promotion to general on his retirement.It also says (now general) on the inscription so i can only surmise that it was added at that time.
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PostSubject: Re: Zulu Shield Collection. By Forum Member bandit1200.   Tue Nov 29, 2011 7:41 pm

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How much did you pay? (If you don't feel comftable asnwering don't). :-)£390 +15% for the three and i call that a bargain.

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