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PostSubject: Missing in action   Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:01 pm

Can anyone define "Missing In Action" in the Anglo Zulu War. I find it hard to see how anyone went missing in action, unless they deserted. I have read 54 were recorded as missing in action. I can understand thIs meaning in WW1 & WW2 due to the weapons used in that period. But the Zulu War when all the enermy had was handheld weapons. Perhaps it's just me but I cannot see how they went missing.

PS. Zulu's missing in action. I can understand bearing in mind the weapons the British had. ( Artillery )
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PostSubject: Re: Missing in action   Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:27 pm

Impi. Perhaps it was those who were unluckily enough to get captured and disposed of by the Zulu's I do recall reading that body parts were used in doctoring Zulu warriors. It which case they would have been dismembered bit taken the rest buried or burned. Just a thought.....
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PostSubject: Missing in Action   Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:57 pm

Hi Impi.
Must say I dont think I've ever come across that term in the AZW , can you tell me the source ? . It isnt Wikpedia is it ? .
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PostSubject: Re: Missing in action   Sat Feb 18, 2012 6:56 am

Hi all

And those that were not found in the body can be considered as disparus.Cette expression was not in use at that time, at that time, no body = death ...

Yet with Mr. Grandier ...

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