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Film Zulu Dawn quote: “Excuse me, my Lord, there's something I must convey to you. I rode along the track down to Rorke's Drift. The sky above is red with fire. Your orders my Lord? Do we move to the drift?”
 
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From 'Narrative of the Field Operations connected with the Zulu War of 1879' :-

Approximate Costs of the Zulu War 1879:-
£
Army: net cost over normal expenditure 1/08/1878 to 30/09/1879 4,395,528
Naval transports 700,000
Stationery 2,500
Cost of raising and movement of funds 39,845
Colonial Gov Natal: total war expenditure 85,986
Colonial Govt Transvaal: war expenditure and materials taken and used 6,464

Total 5,230,323

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Especially when 300 PA was considered to be more than a good income
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