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Lord Chelmsford Said .Buller is ‘one of the finest soldiers of the century’, so modest and reticent –that it was difficult to say for what individual deed he had got the Victoria Cross as he had been doing acts worthy of it all along the line
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Posts : 7086 Join date : 2009-04-24 Age : 51 Location : Down South.
Subject: Rorkes Drift Bullding. Sun Jan 31, 2010 9:20 pm
I guess I should know. But there appears to be a wall made out of stone with lots of squared windows. Which would be excellent for rifleman. Was this used during the battle of Rorkes Drift for that purpose?
hi, It would be great cover for soldiers, just a thought, might it have been built after the battle?
Posts : 10077 Join date : 2009-04-07 Age : 64 Location : Melbourne, Australia
Subject: rorkes drift Fri Apr 16, 2010 12:56 am
hi littlehand / joe. The wall with the firing positions was indeed put up after the battle , and it wasnt very long after that another fort was built not to far from R.D named Fort Melvill. cheers 90th.