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PostSubject: Question for campers.   Tue Mar 13, 2012 7:12 am

Hi all

How many tents at Isandhlwana ?

There was not that of Bell tents, at Isandhlwana ...

There were also "frame" tents ...

Who used them ?

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PostSubject: Re: Question for campers.   Tue Mar 13, 2012 7:45 am

16 men to a tent, accomadation for 4500 = approx 280 tents. plus officers tents, mess tents cooking tents senior nco tents, approx 30 tents to the acre =close to 10 acres of ground plus the ancilliares, horse lines etc. Probably close to 25 acres of groung covered as a minimum.
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PostSubject: Re: Question for campers.   Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:31 am

Hello Springbok9

Saved again by Springbok 9...

Thank you for all heart ...

What are your sources please?

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PostSubject: Re: Question for campers.   Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:01 am

Your easiest source is to look at the thread, " isandlwana: New clues to the reason why". Failing which the war office guides to camp layout and transport.
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PostSubject: Re: Question for campers.   Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:24 am

Merci Monsieur

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