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PostSubject: Letters from Charlie, Rorke's Drift 1879   Letters from Charlie, Rorke's Drift 1879 EmptyWed Jul 07, 2010 11:27 pm

Came across this on the Victorian War Forum. Anyone know who Charlie is.

http://www.victorianwars.com/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=968



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Impi. Victorian War Forum, great web-site

But this is fictional nonsense. There was no Charlie. These letters are based on fantasy. Idea
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PostSubject: Re: Letters from Charlie, Rorke's Drift 1879   Letters from Charlie, Rorke's Drift 1879 EmptyThu Jul 08, 2010 6:29 am

There is a picture of him on the same thread , taken at Ulundi it says.
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I wouldnt dismiss it out of hand. Kieths research looks pretty good to me. I will look up the Kcall references later.

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PostSubject: Re: Letters from Charlie, Rorke's Drift 1879   Letters from Charlie, Rorke's Drift 1879 EmptyThu Jul 08, 2010 7:47 am

CTSG

I had a look at KCAL, the letters are genuine as Kieth says.

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PostSubject: letters from charlie   Letters from Charlie, Rorke's Drift 1879 EmptyThu Jul 08, 2010 7:55 am

hi all.
Just lost my post , so here it is again . K. Smith is not one to dabble in nonsense or fiction for that matter ,
He also certainly knows his stuff , so to my way of thinking those letters would be the real deal .
cheers 90th.
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PostSubject: Re: Letters from Charlie, Rorke's Drift 1879   Letters from Charlie, Rorke's Drift 1879 EmptySun Apr 29, 2012 2:06 pm

impi wrote:
Anyone know who Charlie is.

Lieutenant CHARLES EMILIUS CURLL


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PostSubject: Re: Letters from Charlie, Rorke's Drift 1879   Letters from Charlie, Rorke's Drift 1879 EmptySun Apr 29, 2012 3:30 pm

Fiction account, by Keith Smith already on the forum.
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24th wrote:
Fiction account, by Keith Smith already on the forum.

scratch

I assume you've looked at the KCAL ?



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PostSubject: Re: Letters from Charlie, Rorke's Drift 1879   Letters from Charlie, Rorke's Drift 1879 EmptySun Apr 29, 2012 5:37 pm

The name Charlie was given, because the origin of the letters is not known.
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PostSubject: Re: Letters from Charlie, Rorke's Drift 1879   Letters from Charlie, Rorke's Drift 1879 EmptyWed Jul 04, 2012 5:00 pm

Elizabeth Hogan wrote:
The name Charlie was given, because the origin of the letters is not known.

Pretty sure the name " Charlie " is on one of the letters isn't it ? Thats how they have a photo of him ?





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