Zulu Dawn:Corporal Storey : [to the soldier next to him, referring to the ammunition] Soft 'eaded buggers these. Flatten out against the bone. Smash 'em out. Storey's mate: But bullets run out... and those bloody spears don 't.
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Subject: " en banderole " ??? Mon Nov 04, 2013 5:02 am
Anyone know if the 91 th soldiers at Gingindhlovu Have Fought With Their blankets " en banderole " or not ?
They wore them or not?
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Subject: Re: " en banderole " ??? Mon Nov 04, 2013 5:20 pm
Personally, judging by Fripp's drawing of Gingindlovu, which was worked-up into a Graphic engraving, I would say no.
This was something that done on the march. There is the well-known photograph of the 91st in line-of-march. The 57th also adopted the same idea.
Subject: Re: " en banderole " ??? Mon Nov 04, 2013 6:21 pm
Bonsoir et merci John
Therefore after you, if I understand a little the English language, In campaign , their walked with their blankets " en banderole ", but not fighting with, ditto for the 57 th ...
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Subject: Re: " en banderole " ??? Mon Nov 04, 2013 7:03 pm
FPascal you may find this interesting.
Historical records of the 91st Argyllshire Highlanders, now the 1st Battalion Princess Louise's Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, containing an account of the Regiment in 1794, and of its subsequent services to 1881 (1891)