Lieutenant John Chard: What's our strength? Lieutenant Gonville Bromhead: Seven officers including surgeon, commissaries and so on; Adendorff now I suppose; wounded and sick 36, fit for duty 97 and about 40 native levies. Not much of an army for you.
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Subject: Re: Picture Quiz Sat Jun 04, 2022 2:16 pm
John He was Secretary of state for War 1878-80. I reckon you're referring to the telegramme he received being read out in the opening scene of 'Zulu' - "I regret to report a very disastrous engagement..." Julian
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Subject: Re: Picture Quiz Sat Jun 04, 2022 2:27 pm
There you go…
The Secretary of State for War has today received the following dispatch from Lord Chelmsford…