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PostSubject: What is a Donga   Fri Jun 01, 2012 7:27 pm

This is a typical Donga cutting across the lines of Chelmsfords advance,
try getting across one of these with the artillery.
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PostSubject: Re: What is a Donga   Fri Jun 01, 2012 11:03 pm

Springbok. Was that the donga, used during the filming of Zulu Dawn. Certainly looks like the one where the British were running and the Sgt is shouting " Take the high ground"
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PostSubject: Re: What is a Donga   Sat Jun 02, 2012 8:29 am

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I do know that Zulu Dawn was made in the area so its highly possible, there are a number of Donga's crossing the plain. One is around twice the depth as this one.

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PostSubject: Re: What is a Donga   Wed Jun 06, 2012 9:14 pm

Forgive me for being fussy, but the correct spelling is 'donga', which is in essence a dry water course that is usually referred to in British accounts as a 'nullah' (which sounds as if it is an Indian name).
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PostSubject: Re: What is a Donga   Wed Jun 06, 2012 9:45 pm

Thanks Ken. All corrected. Salute
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