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: Lt Raw. Isandlwana Sat May 03, 2014 12:10 am
Do we know what Lt Raws movements were after he discovered the Zulu army, and was force to retreat back to the camp. The reason I ask, is on another thread " Source for faulty revolver " Springbok posted a list of those who mace the crossing in order. It shows Raw as being the first. What part, apart from annoying the Zulus did Raw play?
Ive tried for years to put together a crossing list at Fugitives Drift. These are some of the men that can be placed into order. Raw Mcphail Moodie Vause Gardner Essex Stafford Curling Smith Dorrien Williams Bickley Coghill Brickhill Higginson Melvill Foley.
All of the above are in some way referenced by sight or timing.
Theres a case to be made for many others, even for changing the above.
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Subject: Re: Lt Raw. Isandlwana Sun May 04, 2014 11:13 pm
There's not much on Raw's escape from Isandlwana, would be intersting to know what time he left the Battlefield. He did witness the death of Vereker, it was Raw who gave him a horse, only for Vereker to give back to its owner!