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Captain David Moriarity, 80th, KIA Ntombe
This photograph taken when he was in the 7th Regiment prior to his transfer to the 80th. [Mac & Shad] (Isandula Collection)
The Battle of Isandlwana: One of The Worst Defeats of The British Empire - Military History
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PostSubject: help and advice   Fri Nov 14, 2014 6:42 pm

Hello, everybody
new on this forum, I appear: I am French (sorry Rolling Eyes excuse me for my poor English) passionate about History Of your country, particularly of Victorian period wars and campaigns of this time.
biographies of Gordon and Kitchener are my bedtime reading.
My favourite movies,Gunga din, Khartoum, four feather (the truth, that of Korda) and Of course ZULU and Zulu dawn.
Furious collector (reproduction of De Neuville, Bayonets,) I look for an advice to buy Martini MK2 Rifle, can you help me ?
For example, for you, a buying site like Worldwide Arms Ltd, it is serious or have you another address ?
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PostSubject: Re: help and advice   Fri Nov 14, 2014 8:00 pm

Dunbar, welcome to the Forum, our forum member Neil Aspinshaw is the man you want to contact. Not sure now, but he did have some for sale a while back.
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PostSubject: Re: help and advice   Fri Nov 14, 2014 8:05 pm

Yes welcome mate..Neil Aspinshaw, for your Martini..xhosa

http://www.martinihenry.org/index.php?route=information/information&information_id=7
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PostSubject: many thanks   Fri Nov 14, 2014 11:18 pm

Thank you very much for your nice welcome and for this information, and advice, I go immediately on the web site to register me
good evening has all Salute
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PostSubject: Help & Advice    Fri Nov 14, 2014 11:26 pm

Hi Dunbar54
Welcome to the Forum , as Impi has said , Neil Aspinshaw is the leading authority on all things regarding the M.H Rifle , and is a Forum member .
I'm sure once he see's your post for help he will certainly be able to guide you .
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PostSubject: Re: help and advice   Sat Nov 15, 2014 3:47 pm

Hi, 90th, thanks for your post !
We shall see whether or not that is the case. I hope so. I really do! , In the meantime, his website is the real gold mine Exclamation I am going to visit it as often as possible Very Happy

thanks a lot and good weekend everybody Salute
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PostSubject: Help & Advice   Sat Nov 15, 2014 7:45 pm

Hi Dunbar54
You can also use the search box which is halfway down on the left hand side of the screen . Type in what you are looking for and you will see many posts from previous questions .
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PostSubject: Help & Advice    Sat Nov 15, 2014 7:50 pm

Hi Dunbar54
I forgot to mention our expert Neil Aspinshaw is soon to release a book on the M.H. Rifle , I'm sure you will find it interesting , a few of us will also be looking to buy a copy . Very Happy
Cheers 90th .

Your English is much better than my French ! Shocked Joker
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PostSubject: Re: help and advice   Sat Nov 22, 2014 2:21 pm

With a little of delay thank you again of your kindness has all, Impi, Xhosa and 90th ..
I followed your advice and I contacted about my search our specialist, Neil. to follow

Oh, and by the way, what dou you think about
The Zulu War by David Clammer i have this book ( in french, of course ) and i Like it, but what are people to think ?

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PostSubject: Re: help and advice   Sat Nov 22, 2014 5:30 pm

Mon ami, it is a standard work on the AZW, fairly
basic, but with some nice illustrations, xhosa
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PostSubject: Re: help and advice   Sat Nov 22, 2014 10:35 pm

Dunbar54 wrote:
With a little of delay thank you again of your kindness has all, Impi, Xhosa and 90th ..
I followed your advice and I contacted about my search our specialist, Neil. to follow

Oh, and by the way, what dou you think about
The Zulu War by David Clammer i have this book ( in french, of course ) and i Like it, but  what are people to think ?

regards,

Bonjour,

I have also a copy of this book in French.. of course.
- updated - (and i am courteous!)
On the battle of Isandhlwana: for me, the best books are "Hill of the sphinx"by FWD Jackson and "Zulu Rising" by Ian Knight
Only in English, i am afraid...but your English is better that my English!!!
So no problem for you!
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PostSubject: Re: help and advice   Sat Nov 22, 2014 10:51 pm

Bonjour,

I have also a copy of this book in French.. of course.
- updated - (and i am courteous!)
On the battle of Isandhlwana: for me, the best books are "Hill of the sphinx"by FWD Jackson and "Zulu Rising" by Ian Knight
Only in English, i am afraid...but your English is better that my English!!!
So no problem for you!
Cheers
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If you research essays on the AZW:
-Studies in the Zulu war 1879, vol. 1 and 2  by Julian Whybra (a meticulous reseracher and a member of this forum);
-"Dead wad everything" by Keith Smith,
-"The journal of the AZWRS" by John Young ( a member of this forum / unfortunately, no journal today)

For research on the battle of Isandhlwana and Rorke's Drift: "England's sons" by Julian Whybra
A casulaty and survivor's roll of British combatants for the battle of Isandhlwana and the defense for Rorke's Drift. Absolument indispensable!

On this forum there is a very good list by Springbok (a member on this forum) on the "best books" on the AZW(research / thesis / novel...)
Cheers
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PostSubject: Re: help and advice   Sat Nov 22, 2014 11:25 pm

xhosa2000 wrote:
Mon ami, it is a standard work on the AZW, fairly
basic, but with some nice illustrations, xhosa

Thanks, my friend
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PostSubject: Re: help and advice   Sat Nov 22, 2014 11:52 pm

ymob wrote:
Bonjour,

I have also a copy of this book in French.. of course.
- updated - (and i am courteous!)
On the battle of Isandhlwana: for me, the best books are "Hill of the sphinx"by FWD Jackson and "Zulu Rising" by Ian Knight
Only in English, i am afraid...but your English is better that my English!!!
So no problem for you!
Cheers
Frédéric


If you research essays on the AZW:
-Studies in the Zulu war 1879, vol. 1 and 2  by Julian Whybra (a meticulous reseracher and a member of this forum);
-"Dead wad everything" by Keith Smith,
-"The journal of the AZWRS" by John Young ( a member of this forum / unfortunately, no journal today)

For research on the battle of Isandhlwana and Rorke's Drift: "England's sons" by Julian Whybra
A casulaty and survivor's roll of British combatants for the battle of Isandhlwana and the defense for Rorke's Drift. Absolument indispensable!

On this forum there is a very good list by Springbok (a member on this forum) on the "best books" on the AZW(research / thesis / novel...)
Cheers
Frédéric


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Hi Frederic
Many Thanks for your help ; this list of references , I could really use one of those
And about my english; Come, gentlemen, let's not exaggerate ! Collins and Goog** translator is my best friends Very Happy Very Happy but but either way, All the great books are universal !!!

best regards Salute Salute
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PostSubject: Help & Advice    Sun Nov 23, 2014 5:56 am

Hi Dunbar54
There are a few books you need if you want to get a solid insight into the zulu war . I think I put a short list on here a few months ago . Send me a pm ( Pvt msge )
Cheers 90th You need to study mo
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