Zulu Dawn:Col Crealock. “Excuse me, my Lord, there's something I must convey to you. I rode along the track down to Rorke's Drift. The sky above is red with fire. Your orders my Lord? Do we move to the drift?”
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The Battle of Isandhlwana. - Intombi Drift -The Battle of Rorke's Drift -The Battle Khamblua-The Battle of Gingindlovu- Isipezi.- Eshowe The Battle of Hlobane-The Battle Ulundi Moderators:ADMIN, Moderators
Most of the British soldiers serving in the battles against the Zulus in South Africa carried Martini-Henry rifles. Each Martini-Henry rifle was equipped with the ability to hold a bayonet While the Martini-Henry rifle was the standard issue for the British soldiers in South Africa, some held alternate rifles. Some soldiers carried the older issue Westley Richards Carbine rifle, Just some of the weapons used by the British. Moderators:ADMIN, Moderators
The films and those famous quotes from the films. Lieutenant John Chard: "If it's a miracle, Colour Sergeant, it's a short chamber Boxer Henry point 45 caliber miracle." Colour Sergeant Bourne: "And a bayonet, sir, with some guts behind" Moderators:ADMIN, Moderators
In memory of the celebrities who portrayed the Officers & Soldiers in the Iconic films "Zulu" and "Zulu Dawn"
Zulu, was released in 1964 depicting the Battle of Rorke's Drift that took place on January 22nd and 23rd 1879, The film Zulu is an iconic film. It is one of the most realistic depiction of men at war, fighting for survival against overwhelming odds, ever made. Here we pay tribute to the actors who portrayed the Officers & Soldiers. Moderators:ADMIN, Moderators
Amateur, and professional, historian’s can post their article’s here. Once the article has been entered, the thread will be locked, and no one can respond. This section will be for reference purposes only. The articles must be original works, not copies from other journals. If anyone wants to comment on a particular article they can utilize the "Zulu war Publication and Reviews" arena above this section. Moderators:ADMIN, Moderators
This medal was awarded to all officers and men who served in Natal from 1877 to 1879. It was awarded with a variety of bars to indicate the recipient's service: 1877, 1877-78, and 1879. Naval shore parties received the medal without a bar. We have two forum members. Graves 1879 and 90th that maybe able to help with information relating to the 1879 Zulu War Campaign Medal. Moderators:ADMIN, Moderators
Medals issued to personnel who served in the Anglo Zulu War 1879 that are still known to exist. The lists are based on medals that have been found as having been for sale, or in the possession of private individuals, or museum collections Moderators:ADMIN, Moderators
Genealogical research is a complex process that uses historical records and sometimes genetic analysis to demonstrate kinship. Reliable conclusions are based on the quality of sources, ideally original records, the information within those sources, ideally primary or firsthand information, and the evidence that can be drawn, directly or indirectly, from that information. In many instances, genealogists must skillfully assemble indirect or circumstantial evidence to build a case for identity and kinship. All evidence and conclusions, together with the documentation that supports them, is then assembled to create a cohesive genealogy or family history here you may find information relating to relations of those that took part in the Zulu Wars of 1879. Moderators:ADMIN, Moderators
Research on those who have claimed to have taken part in the Anglo Zulu War of 1879. If in doub't post the name /s of those who have claimed to have taken part in the Zulu War. Forum Members 1879Graves, Littlehand, Petty Officer Tom, 90th and Rai. Maybe able to help. Moderators:ADMIN, Moderators
Naval brigades were detachments from ships consisting of seamen and Royal Marines (which were soldiers on board ships) who were landed ashore to undertake naval operations or to support the army in a wide variety of campaigns.
Here you can find information regarding their part in the Anglo Zulu War of 1879. Moderators:ADMIN, Moderators
British Regiments which took part in the Anglo-Zulu War.
1st (King’s Dragoon Guards) 17th (Duke of Cambridge’s Own Lancers) 3rd (East Kent (Buffs) 4th (King’s Own Regiment) 13th (1st Somersetshire)
21st (Royal North British Fusiliers) 24th (2nd Warwickshire) 57th (West Middlesex)
58th (Rutlandshire) 60th (King’s Royal Rifle Corps) 80th (Staffordshire Volunteers)
88th (The Connaught Rangers) 90th (Perthshire Volunteers) 91st (Argyllshire Highlanders) 94th (The Scotch Brigade) 99th (Duke of Edinburgh’s Lanarkshire)
Commissariat & Transport Dept. Army Service Corps, Army Hospital Staff
Army Hospital Corps,Ordnance Store Branch & Corps,Royal Engineers
Royal Regiment of Artillery,General H.Q. Staff,Army Chaplains’ Dept. Moderators:ADMIN, Moderators
1879 Anglo Zulu War Historical Memorabilia.
The Owners of Zulu War Historical Memorabilia posted on this forum will remain anonymous. Please do-not give them cause to retract their photos. Moderators:ADMIN, Moderators
The changes in military rifle taking place all over Europe during that second half of 19th Century took had left military planners both in Great Britain and Europe in a dilemma. The introduction of the Dreyse Pattern 1868 Needle fire rifle had set about the accelerated development of the breech loading rifle as a weapon of choice all in industrialised countries. The trend too, for smaller projectiles with a great ballistic accuracy and velocity were beginning to become the requirement.
A Study of the Martini Henry Rifle of the Zulu Wars. By Neil Aspinshaw. Moderator:ADMIN
Pictorial catalogue relating to the graves of those that served in the Zulu war of 1879. Please note this section is for photos and information regarding the grave and person in question, not comments. If you wish to add informtion relating to anyone in this section please let me know so i can unlock the topic. Moderators:ADMIN, Moderators
The Keynsham Light Horse Tim Day, Rai England and Ian Woodason were enthusiasts dedicated to the location of memorials and headstones to those involved in the Anglo Zulu War of 1879. The fruits of that labour are presented on this site with such memorials and headstones. Such battles as Isandlwana, Rorke's Drift, Hlobane, Gingindlovu, Khambula and Ulundi are the framework of the Anglo Zulu War of 1879
There are some rare pieces that should attract some attention if the thieves attempt to sell. Posting information on the forum could help return the items to their rightful owners. This relates to all not just the Zulu War of 1879. Moderator:ADMIN
There are many Zulu War artefacts for sale on EBay. Thankfully we have some very knowledgeable members on the forum, who can help to determine the real from the fake. If your thinking of bidding or buying, why not made sure your getting what you expect. Just post the link from EBay and let our members advise you. Moderator:ADMIN
Members Sell-Swap-Load Area. Have something that others might want. Post it here. Buy-Sell- Swap-Loan. Arrangements to be agreed by those concerned. The forum accepts no responsibility what so ever for items Brought-Sold-Swapped Or Loaned.Only items connected to the Zulu War 1879 maybe placed. Moderators:ADMIN, Moderators