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PostSubject: Quiz: what am I?    Quiz: what am I?  EmptyWed Aug 25, 2010 5:03 pm

Question, one of the first things seen by the 24th or the last?
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The Western Face?
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1st
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Hi all .
I'm with springbok , the Western Face and therefore as Cisco said the 1st .
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PostSubject: Re: Quiz: what am I?    Quiz: what am I?  EmptyWed Aug 25, 2010 9:36 pm

The sphinx. The shape of the Lion.

(Many soldiers were superstitious about the shape of Isandlwana, as it closely resembled the Sphinx on their regimental badge).
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First (The arriving Troops) and Last ( Fugitives and Chelsfords Column)
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PostSubject: Re: Quiz: what am I?    Quiz: what am I?  EmptyThu Aug 26, 2010 10:05 am

Oh wow. Neil you cunning man. Is that in fact isandlwana. I know there is a similar hill in Northern Natal.
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PostSubject: Re: Quiz: what am I?    Quiz: what am I?  EmptyThu Aug 26, 2010 1:11 pm

Further clue, only some of the companies would have seen it
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PostSubject: Re: Quiz: what am I?    Quiz: what am I?  EmptyThu Aug 26, 2010 1:47 pm

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Neil was it
When they first arrived at Isandlwana.

During the Attack.

During the Battle.
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PostSubject: Re: Quiz: what am I?    Quiz: what am I?  EmptyThu Aug 26, 2010 1:54 pm

First thing
This is'nt Isandlwana, I think it is Signal Hill (Cape Town) taken from an certain angle, or am I miles away ??
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PostSubject: Re: Quiz: what am I?    Quiz: what am I?  EmptyThu Aug 26, 2010 2:36 pm

Could be Lions head on the side of table mountain. ( leads down to the right onto Signal Hll)
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PostSubject: Re: Quiz: what am I?    Quiz: what am I?  EmptyThu Aug 26, 2010 2:47 pm

springbok9
Yes, I now think you are correct, it is Lions Head (Cape Town).
Or are we both miles away ??

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PostSubject: Re: Quiz: what am I?    Quiz: what am I?  EmptyThu Aug 26, 2010 3:00 pm

ALLENG
Wierd thing is I seldom go around that side of the mountain, Im in the South Peninsular. And Ive never noticed the top shape with the city removed.
Clever Mr Aspinshaw

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PostSubject: Re: Quiz: what am I?    Quiz: what am I?  EmptyThu Aug 26, 2010 6:30 pm

I have to agree, it is Signal Hill - Table Mountain in Cape Town. :lol:
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PostSubject: Re: Quiz: what am I?    Quiz: what am I?  EmptyThu Aug 26, 2010 10:13 pm

it is Signal Hill !!!
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Hi Neil.
Got me fair and square . Sprinbok dont you live near there ? Suspect .
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PostSubject: Re: Quiz: what am I?    Quiz: what am I?  EmptySun Aug 29, 2010 2:46 am

Correct, its signel hill cape town, those companies based at cape castle would have seen it when they arrived, it bears a striking similarity to isandlwana, the last thing they saw.
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PostSubject: Re: Quiz: what am I?    Quiz: what am I?  EmptySun Aug 29, 2010 8:44 am

Its Lions head, signal hill is the lower hill on the seaward side. Well done Neil Ive lived here for 40 years and never spotted the sinilarity.

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PostSubject: Re: Quiz: what am I?    Quiz: what am I?  EmptyMon Aug 30, 2010 8:57 pm

I need help!!!!

There was a film location used in one of the Harry Potter films, I think somewhere in Scotland. there is a rock that looks very much like Isandlwana. I cannot find it anywhere. but it doe's exist. If anyone finds it please post..
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PostSubject: what am I.   Quiz: what am I?  EmptyTue Aug 31, 2010 5:59 am

hi Chard1879.
I know this has been discussed at the Rorkes Drift V.C. Forum , Sorry , I cant give you any other info Suspect
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PostSubject: Re: Quiz: what am I?    Quiz: what am I?  EmptyTue Aug 31, 2010 1:09 pm

Hi Chard 1879

I believe it to be this one - An Sgurr - [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] (click on the An Sgurr to right of pic for more details).

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Umbiki. Thanks very much. Here a few shots from the link you post.

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