The barricades that were used to fortify Rorkes Drift were just sacks of mealie/maize. Was this just at Rorkes Drift to use during battle, like to fortify somewhere, or were they used to feed the soldiers-or both.
I was just thinking this because there must have been a better use for the corn/mealie than just to use as a barricade. Surely a bag of soil/dirt from the ground would have worked just as well.
The question Im trying to find the answer to is 'Were the mealie bags at Rorkes Drift purely used for defence or were they used to feed soldiers?'
Any help would be great.