WWW.1879ZULUWAR.COM

Zulu Dawn General Lord Chelmsford: For a savage, as for a child, chastisement is sometimes a kindness. Sir Henry Bartle Frere: Let us hope, General, that this will be the final solution to the Zulu problem.
 
HomeHome  CalendarCalendar  GalleryGallery  PublicationsPublications  FAQFAQ  SearchSearch  RegisterRegister  Log inLog in  
Latest topics
Cetshwayo kaMpande Early Days
Isandula Collection)
Rorke's Drift VCs
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 
Rechercher Advanced Search
Top posters
90th
 
littlehand
 
Frank Allewell
 
ADMIN
 
1879graves
 
Chelmsfordthescapegoat
 
John
 
rusteze
 
Mr M. Cooper
 
impi
 
Fair Use Notice
Fair use notice. This website may contain copyrighted material the use of which has not been specifically authorised by the copyright owner. We are making such material and images are available in our efforts to advance the understanding of the “Anglo Zulu War of 1879. For educational & recreational purposes. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material, as provided for in UK copyright law. The information is purely for educational and research purposes only. No profit is made from any part of this website. If you hold the copyright on any material on the site, or material refers to you, and you would like it to be removed, please let us know and we will work with you to reach a resolution.
Top posting users this month
SRB1965
 
Frank Allewell
 
rusteze
 
John Young
 
1879graves
 
90th
 
Gardner1879
 
ADMIN
 
Julian Whybra
 
ymob
 
Most active topics
Isandlwana, Last Stands
Durnford was he capable.5
Durnford was he capable. 4
Durnford was he capable.1
Pte David Jenkins. 'Forgotten' Survivor of Rorke's Drift Returned to Official Records
The ammunition question
Durnford was he capable.2
Durnford was he capable. 3
Pte David Jenkins. 'Forgotten' Survivor of Rorke's Drift Returned to Official Records
The missing five hours.

Share | 
 

 Popes Diary, the man who found it.

Go down 
AuthorMessage
Drummer Boy 14

avatar

Posts : 1981
Join date : 2011-08-01
Age : 21

PostSubject: Popes Diary, the man who found it.   Mon Dec 12, 2011 5:38 pm

Found this on the net Idea

From "Selected Writings of the Late William Moorsom Laurence" ibid.

"...I found rather an interesting relic in the shape of a diary kept by Lieut. Pope, who was in command of the company of the 2-24th that was destroyed. The following entry which I extract was evidently written very shortly before the final attack of the Zulus, and throws some valuable light on the proceedings of the day ; it is copied verbatim, but I have inserted in square brackets two or three words in explanation :--


Cheers
DB14
Back to top Go down
littlehand

avatar

Posts : 7038
Join date : 2009-04-24
Age : 49
Location : Down South.

PostSubject: Re: Popes Diary, the man who found it.   Mon Dec 12, 2011 9:12 pm

Isandlana [sic], 22, Wednesday

"Relieved [from picket duty] 4.0 a.m. by [I Company] I-24th. A. C. D. E. F. H. [Companies 2-24th] l-3, [Ist Battalion, 3rd Regiment] N.N.C., [Natal Native Contingent], Mounted troops and 4 guns off--Heavy firing.

Alarm.--Three Columns Zulus and mounted men over hill E.-- Turn out--7,000 (!) more E.N.E., 4,000 of whom went round Lion's Kop--Durnford's Basutos arrive and pursue-- Rocket Battery [accompanies them]--Zulus retire every-
where--Men fall out for dinner." Relieved [from picket duty] 4.0 a.m. by
[I Company] I-24th. A. C. D. E. F. H. [Companies 2-24th] l-3, [Ist Battalion,
3rd Regiment] N.N.C., [Natal Native Contingent], Mounted troops and 4 guns off--Heavy firing."
Back to top Go down
 
Popes Diary, the man who found it.
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
WWW.1879ZULUWAR.COM  :: GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA-
Jump to: