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 How did you get interested in the AZW.

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How did you get interested in the AZW
The film Zulu
43%
 43% [ 28 ]
The film Zulu Dawn
6%
 6% [ 4 ]
Books published before 1985
17%
 17% [ 11 ]
Books published after 1985
14%
 14% [ 9 ]
TV programs, Day of the Dead Moon etc
0%
 0% [ 0 ]
Word of Mouth
5%
 5% [ 3 ]
Other
15%
 15% [ 10 ]
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Frank Allewell

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PostSubject: How did you get interested in the AZW.   Sun Feb 02, 2014 9:25 am

Hi Guys
Please contribute to the attached poll, its not just for interest, there is a, hopefully, more serious side.
 
Pete can this be opened for guests? I would really like to get the widest possible exposure.
 
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PostSubject: Re: How did you get interested in the AZW.   Sun Feb 02, 2014 9:29 am

I take it it's multiple choice?
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PostSubject: Re: How did you get interested in the AZW.   Sun Feb 02, 2014 9:30 am

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Yes it is

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PostSubject: Re: How did you get interested in the AZW.   Sun Feb 02, 2014 6:21 pm

The Film Zulu was one of the first films I ever saw at the cinema, the photography and music were outstanding for the time.
I didn't get into the history until about 8 years ago when I started reading up on it.
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PostSubject: Re: How did you get interested in the AZW.   Mon Feb 03, 2014 2:28 am

Hi springy.

I got interested in the AZW as a child listening to my grandad talking about a relative who fought at RD. I remember him speaking of the regiment being called the 24th (2nd Warwickshire) regiment, however, a number of years later in 1964, I went to see a new film called 'Zulu' at the local cinema (now long gone), and I was surprised that the regiment was portrayed as being welsh and being called the swb. This of course got me wondering if my grandad had got something wrong (which would have been very unusual for him), but some research proved that he was correct, and that it was the film that was just pretending that it was a welsh regiment with mostly welshmen in it, when in actual fact the majority of the men were indeed English, and the regiment had an English county title which my grandad correctly said was called the 24th (2nd Warwickshire) regiment.

Hope this helps springy mate.

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PostSubject: Re: How did you get interested in the AZW.   Mon Feb 03, 2014 12:03 pm

Martin wrote:
I got interested in the AZW as a child listening to my grandad talking about a relative who fought at RD.

Bet you can't find the Bible and Medal. What was his name.? Was it the Mr Cooper who lived and died in Worthing Sussex?
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PostSubject: Re: How did you get interested in the AZW.   Mon Feb 03, 2014 12:42 pm

The poll is now open to guests, I would value your input.

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PostSubject: Re: How did you get interested in the AZW.   Mon Feb 03, 2014 7:13 pm

Springbok. What do you hope to achieve with this poll!  scratch 
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PostSubject: Re: How did you get interested in the AZW.   Mon Feb 03, 2014 10:36 pm

THE FILM ZULU and WORD OF MOUTH after the movie came out my older relations talked about a relative who had been killed in that war.
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PostSubject: Re: How did you get interested in the AZW.   Tue Feb 04, 2014 1:53 am

Cromwell wrote:
The Film Zulu was one of the first films I ever saw at the cinema, the photography and music were outstanding for the time.
I didn't get into the history until about 8 years ago when I started reading up on it.

That makes me curious as to whether you answered by choosing ZULU or a book after 1985? The only reason I ask is that the same was true of me and I decided to go with the book answer.
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PostSubject: Re: How did you get interested in the AZW.   Tue Feb 04, 2014 5:53 am

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At the moment its part of a report Ive been requested to present. That's really all I can tell you for the moment.

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PostSubject: Re: How did you get interested in the AZW.   Tue Feb 04, 2014 4:33 pm

6pdr wrote:
Cromwell wrote:
The Film Zulu was one of the first films I ever saw at the cinema, the photography and music were outstanding for the time.
I didn't get into the history until about 8 years ago when I started reading up on it.

That makes me curious as to whether you answered by choosing ZULU or a book after 1985?  The only reason I ask is that the same was true of me and I decided to go with the book answer.
I answered the Film but you are right it was the book of the same name that fuelled my interest.
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PostSubject: Re: How did you get interested in the AZW.   Wed Feb 05, 2014 4:44 am

Hi Guys
Im just going to post in order to keep this topic active.

Thanks for understanding
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PostSubject: Re: How did you get interested in the AZW.   Thu Feb 06, 2014 7:14 pm

Springbok post it as a global annoucment, then it will appear on every section on the forum.  agree 
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PostSubject: Re: How did you get interested in the AZW.   Thu Feb 06, 2014 8:01 pm

free1954 wrote:
THE FILM ZULU and WORD OF MOUTH after the movie came out my older relations talked about a relative who had been killed in that war.

Are you from England originally.?
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PostSubject: Re: How did you get interested in the AZW.   Fri Feb 07, 2014 6:07 am

Littlehand
Not a clue Im afraid, possibly Pete can assist.
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PostSubject: Re: How did you get interested in the AZW.   Sat Feb 08, 2014 1:06 pm

Cromwell wrote:
free1954 wrote:
THE FILM ZULU and WORD OF MOUTH after the movie came out my older relations talked about a relative who had been killed in that war.

Are you from England originally.?


no sir. but my great grandmother was.
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PostSubject: Re: How did you get interested in the AZW.   Sun Feb 09, 2014 9:21 pm

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Littlehand
Not a clue Im afraid, possibly Pete can assist.
Cheers

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PostSubject: Re: How did you get interested in the AZW.   Tue Feb 11, 2014 8:39 pm

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PostSubject: Re: How did you get interested in the AZW.   Wed Feb 12, 2014 10:44 am

Now that's just bragging  Very Happy 

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PostSubject: Re: How did you get interested in the AZW.   Wed Feb 12, 2014 11:25 am

Hey Frank  Wink   Salute 
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PostSubject: Re: How did you get interested in the AZW.   Fri Feb 14, 2014 8:49 pm

Hi. Been interested like many when I went to see the film back in '64 at the local premier on at the ABC. Always made my mind up to see what I could one day so in 96 travelled to SA and lucky enough to stay with Dave and Nicky Rattray. Spent three evenings sitting on his verandah, lit only with an oil lamp watching the moon come up over 'The sphinx', whilst he regailed with tales of the battle and Fugitives Drift. Probably one of the most memorable times of my whole life. He was a most special person who is sadly missed and were lucky enough to call him 'friend!'.
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PostSubject: Re: How did you get interested in the AZW.   Fri Feb 14, 2014 9:52 pm

You certainly set the scene in SA. Such a pity David as gone.
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PostSubject: Re: How did you get interested in the AZW.   Sat Feb 15, 2014 8:16 am

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PostSubject: Re: How did you get interested in the AZW.   Sat Feb 15, 2014 12:37 pm

Thanks for posting the pics. I can recall the view but when I was there with Dave there was no patio, just his verandah looking towards the east into the Buffalo Valley. He only had a few straw roofed circular huts in which guests could stay and everyone ate in the lodge main room. The approach to the lodge was a nightmare along a bumpy rutted dirt road that became a quagmire after the slightest rainfall. Nevertheless just to stand and marvel into the star lit inky blackness was a dream come true and a treasured memory.
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PostSubject: Re: How did you get interested in the AZW.   Mon Mar 10, 2014 1:02 pm

"Other" for me. A Children's Illustrated History of Britain had that wonderful picture of the Zulus' charge at Khambula when I was about 8-9 (late-1950s) and then my Grammar School history teacher, Harry Flood, had something of an obsession with Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift. And THEN there was Michael Caine...
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PostSubject: Re: How did you get interested in the AZW.   Wed Mar 12, 2014 6:49 pm

Springbok, did this poll, accomplish what you expected!
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PostSubject: Re: How did you get interested in the AZW.   Thu Mar 13, 2014 5:19 am

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It has indeed Pete, With over 800 views I would have liked to get the votes a touch higher, but yes its confirmed the thoughts that weve probably all held. Well done Sir Stanley Baker we do indeed owe you a debt of gratitude. And yes Pete the reason behind it as we discussed has moved forward a step............... long ladder to still climb though.

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PostSubject: Re: How did you get interested in the AZW.   Thu Mar 13, 2014 11:46 am

agree  Keep us up-dated during your climb!
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