WWW.1879ZULUWAR.COM

Film Zulu Quote:Lieutenant John Chard: The army doesn't like more than one disaster in a day. Lieutenant Gonville Bromhead: Looks bad in the newspapers and upsets civilians at their breakfast..
 
HomeHome  GalleryGallery  SearchSearch  RegisterRegister  Log inLog in  
Latest topics
» Best book on colonial soldiers during zulu war
Battle after Rorke's Drift EmptyYesterday at 6:20 pm by ciroferrara

» Royal Small Arms Repair Factory - Pimlico / Mill Bank , London
Battle after Rorke's Drift EmptyWed May 18, 2022 2:04 pm by MPS1

» Deafness linked to the effects of battle
Battle after Rorke's Drift EmptyMon May 16, 2022 1:56 pm by Younghusband

» Brevet Major Walter Parke Jones, R. E.
Battle after Rorke's Drift EmptySun May 15, 2022 7:29 pm by ADMIN

» Zulu campfires
Battle after Rorke's Drift EmptySun May 08, 2022 11:28 am by John Young

» Stations of Regiments mid 1870's (UK)
Battle after Rorke's Drift EmptySun May 08, 2022 11:26 am by John Young

» Nevill Coghill's nephew
Battle after Rorke's Drift EmptyFri Apr 29, 2022 10:09 am by Julian Whybra

» Uniform - Natal Circa 1895?
Battle after Rorke's Drift EmptySun Apr 24, 2022 11:44 am by Rory Reynolds

» Isandlwana solving the enigma
Battle after Rorke's Drift EmptyFri Apr 22, 2022 2:48 pm by Julian Whybra

» John Wyndon Lyon
Battle after Rorke's Drift EmptyThu Apr 21, 2022 6:38 pm by Julian Whybra

» No. 1488 Color Sergeant A. Spalding
Battle after Rorke's Drift EmptyTue Apr 19, 2022 9:35 pm by John Young

» Pin pointing an ASC man's war
Battle after Rorke's Drift EmptySat Apr 16, 2022 12:55 pm by Rory Reynolds

» Trooper David Doig, father-in-law Trooper Robert Adams
Battle after Rorke's Drift EmptyMon Apr 11, 2022 3:42 pm by Julian Whybra

» Pte 922 George Edwards (Alias Orchard) and Pte 2744 Charles Moore
Battle after Rorke's Drift EmptyWed Apr 06, 2022 7:47 pm by 1879graves

» 4709 Gunner Ernest Jones N/5 R.A.
Battle after Rorke's Drift EmptyWed Apr 06, 2022 12:33 pm by Woolwich

» Frederick Montague 83728 RN HMS Boadicea 1879 (Missing 1914/15 Star and Victory Medal)
Battle after Rorke's Drift EmptyTue Apr 05, 2022 11:48 pm by OC1

» Updated List of Royal Navy Medals Known to Exist
Battle after Rorke's Drift EmptyMon Apr 04, 2022 8:31 pm by Petty Officer Tom

» The Mystery of the Missing Mainwaring Material
Battle after Rorke's Drift EmptyMon Apr 04, 2022 5:03 pm by WeekendWarrior

» Looking for the medal to 1423 Pte. W. Gregg/Greig
Battle after Rorke's Drift EmptyFri Apr 01, 2022 6:54 pm by Kenny

» Help Please
Battle after Rorke's Drift EmptyThu Mar 31, 2022 6:01 pm by John Young

» James Hamer testimony concerning time and distance
Battle after Rorke's Drift EmptyWed Mar 30, 2022 11:56 pm by aussie inkosi

» Barker and the Rocket Battery
Battle after Rorke's Drift EmptyMon Mar 28, 2022 12:15 pm by Frank Allewell

» Renamed medals?
Battle after Rorke's Drift EmptyMon Mar 28, 2022 6:40 am by 90th

» S.SMITH Buffalo Border Guard
Battle after Rorke's Drift EmptySat Mar 26, 2022 7:47 am by Brett Hendey

» Seeking Primary Sources
Battle after Rorke's Drift EmptyThu Mar 24, 2022 8:46 am by aussie inkosi

» Dead Was Everything: Studies in the Anglo-Zulu War. Keith Smith
Battle after Rorke's Drift EmptyThu Mar 24, 2022 7:21 am by aussie inkosi

» Pte H Brown 6th Lanc Fus
Battle after Rorke's Drift EmptySun Mar 20, 2022 11:11 pm by Sturgy

» ‘Isandula Mountain, Zululand’
Battle after Rorke's Drift EmptyTue Mar 15, 2022 11:43 am by Julian Whybra

» Private MJ Flood 57th Foot
Battle after Rorke's Drift EmptyMon Mar 14, 2022 7:25 pm by Alfie

» Richie's new Zulu War model figure project - cast your vote now
Battle after Rorke's Drift EmptySun Mar 13, 2022 11:06 pm by PhilJ

» Natal Witness 'mystery' death notice
Battle after Rorke's Drift EmptySun Mar 13, 2022 9:29 am by Julian Whybra

» Sapper M Leahy RE
Battle after Rorke's Drift EmptySat Mar 12, 2022 12:08 am by Sturgy

» Corporal J Quail 1/13th Foot
Battle after Rorke's Drift EmptyThu Mar 10, 2022 11:11 am by Sturgy

» Sergeant Major Dan Scott
Battle after Rorke's Drift EmptyThu Mar 10, 2022 10:15 am by aussie inkosi

» 4 'Allens' in the casualty roll listed as having died at Isandlwana.
Battle after Rorke's Drift EmptyWed Mar 09, 2022 11:04 am by Julian Whybra

Search
 
 

Display results as :
 
Rechercher Advanced Search
The Battle of Isandlwana: From above
Top posters
90th
Battle after Rorke's Drift Bar_leftBattle after Rorke's Drift BarBattle after Rorke's Drift Bar_right 
Frank Allewell
Battle after Rorke's Drift Bar_leftBattle after Rorke's Drift BarBattle after Rorke's Drift Bar_right 
littlehand
Battle after Rorke's Drift Bar_leftBattle after Rorke's Drift BarBattle after Rorke's Drift Bar_right 
ADMIN
Battle after Rorke's Drift Bar_leftBattle after Rorke's Drift BarBattle after Rorke's Drift Bar_right 
1879graves
Battle after Rorke's Drift Bar_leftBattle after Rorke's Drift BarBattle after Rorke's Drift Bar_right 
rusteze
Battle after Rorke's Drift Bar_leftBattle after Rorke's Drift BarBattle after Rorke's Drift Bar_right 
Julian Whybra
Battle after Rorke's Drift Bar_leftBattle after Rorke's Drift BarBattle after Rorke's Drift Bar_right 
Chelmsfordthescapegoat
Battle after Rorke's Drift Bar_leftBattle after Rorke's Drift BarBattle after Rorke's Drift Bar_right 
John
Battle after Rorke's Drift Bar_leftBattle after Rorke's Drift BarBattle after Rorke's Drift Bar_right 
Mr M. Cooper
Battle after Rorke's Drift Bar_leftBattle after Rorke's Drift BarBattle after Rorke's Drift Bar_right 
Top posting users this month
John Young
Battle after Rorke's Drift Bar_leftBattle after Rorke's Drift BarBattle after Rorke's Drift Bar_right 
ciroferrara
Battle after Rorke's Drift Bar_leftBattle after Rorke's Drift BarBattle after Rorke's Drift Bar_right 
Frank Allewell
Battle after Rorke's Drift Bar_leftBattle after Rorke's Drift BarBattle after Rorke's Drift Bar_right 
90th
Battle after Rorke's Drift Bar_leftBattle after Rorke's Drift BarBattle after Rorke's Drift Bar_right 
Younghusband
Battle after Rorke's Drift Bar_leftBattle after Rorke's Drift BarBattle after Rorke's Drift Bar_right 
Herbie
Battle after Rorke's Drift Bar_leftBattle after Rorke's Drift BarBattle after Rorke's Drift Bar_right 
Bill8183
Battle after Rorke's Drift Bar_leftBattle after Rorke's Drift BarBattle after Rorke's Drift Bar_right 
MPS1
Battle after Rorke's Drift Bar_leftBattle after Rorke's Drift BarBattle after Rorke's Drift Bar_right 
Isandula
Battle after Rorke's Drift Bar_leftBattle after Rorke's Drift BarBattle after Rorke's Drift Bar_right 
Kenny
Battle after Rorke's Drift Bar_leftBattle after Rorke's Drift BarBattle after Rorke's Drift Bar_right 
Most active topics
Durnford was he capable.1
Durnford was he capable. 4
Durnford was he capable.5
Pte David Jenkins. 'Forgotten' Survivor of Rorke's Drift Returned to Official Records
Isandlwana, Last Stands
The ammunition question
Durnford was he capable. 3
Durnford was he capable.2
Pte David Jenkins. 'Forgotten' Survivor of Rorke's Drift Returned to Official Records
The missing five hours.
Most Viewed Topics
Pte David Jenkins. 'Forgotten' Survivor of Rorke's Drift Returned to Official Records
The missing five hours.
Isandlwana, Last Stands
Adding to the Library
The ammunition question
ISANDLWANA SURVIVIORS
Recent Members To The ZULU WAR 1879 Discussion & Reference Forum ( A Small Victorian War in 1879)
Durnford was he capable.5
Pte David Jenkins. 'Forgotten' Survivor of Rorke's Drift Returned to Official Records
Lieutenant Adendorff 1-3 N.N.C.
Fair Use Notice
Fair use notice. This website may contain copyrighted material the use of which has not been specifically authorised by the copyright owner. We are making such material and images are available in our efforts to advance the understanding of the “Anglo Zulu War of 1879. For educational & recreational purposes. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material, as provided for in UK copyright law. The information is purely for educational and research purposes only. No profit is made from any part of this website. If you hold the copyright on any material on the site, or material refers to you, and you would like it to be removed, please let us know and we will work with you to reach a resolution.
Keywords
George brown drift henry Russell spalding 24th Woolfryes harford john Mounted smith Prince william Police Natal Isandlwana payne Franklin martini horse zulu james taylor carbineers Durnford
 

 Battle after Rorke's Drift

Go down 
4 posters
AuthorMessage
Al Amos

Al Amos


Posts : 25
Join date : 2010-12-11
Age : 62
Location : Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA

Battle after Rorke's Drift Empty
PostSubject: Battle after Rorke's Drift   Battle after Rorke's Drift EmptyThu Jan 27, 2011 12:44 pm

Building on an idea from another thread.

Chelmsford's column and the Zulus passed each other after RD without fighting. Now let's suppose they did.

What forces did Chelmsford have available, numbers and what condition, morale and supplies, were they in?

What forces were available to the Zulu? Had the main impi departed the area, leaving only the forces that attacked RD? Numbers? Condition?

Would this have been near the drift? Along the river? Near the first set of skirmishes of the invasion (location name escapes me at the moment.)?

al
Back to top Go down
Frank Allewell

Frank Allewell


Posts : 8219
Join date : 2009-09-21
Age : 75
Location : Cape Town South Africa

Battle after Rorke's Drift Empty
PostSubject: Re: Battle after Rorke's Drift   Battle after Rorke's Drift EmptyThu Jan 27, 2011 2:30 pm

The Zulu saw Chelmsfords col coming they then left, crossed the drift and headed for home. A small time and motion study would put the crossing either on the plain leading to the drift or at the vallet as the road bends to the SE.
Another clue is the col was seen from the roof of the store room, that would put the col someway across the plain.

The Col had spent the night in fits and starts sleeping amongst the dead and started before dawn on the march back to RD. The prievious day the Red Baron had them chasing shadows the whole day, sections had been involved in skirmishes.
They probably had 40 to 50 rounds average per man. Enough to fight a fair size battle.
They didnt, as we well know fight, so boils down to a lack of moral/willpower. They were mentally and physically exhausted

The zulus had had enough hence the reason for leaving RD, they were in no mood for a fight. There ammo was probably exhausted.
Only one Zulu was keen but he couldnt raise any interest with the Amabuthu so he attacked on his own and paid the price for being pretty damned stupid.
There was also the supernatural aspect, they thought the returning col could have been the ghosts of the men killed at iSandlwana.

Hope that helps.

Regards
Back to top Go down
littlehand

littlehand


Posts : 7077
Join date : 2009-04-24
Age : 53
Location : Down South.

Battle after Rorke's Drift Empty
PostSubject: Re: Battle after Rorke's Drift   Battle after Rorke's Drift EmptyTue Apr 26, 2011 1:23 pm

[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
Back to top Go down
90th

90th


Posts : 10469
Join date : 2009-04-07
Age : 66
Location : Melbourne, Australia

Battle after Rorke's Drift Empty
PostSubject: After Rorke's Drift    Battle after Rorke's Drift EmptyFri Apr 29, 2011 4:16 am

Hi all.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Zulu-War-Return-Colours-Rorkes-Drift-1879-print-/380324094720?pt=UK_art_prints_GL&hash=item588d152300

cheers 90th.
Back to top Go down
littlehand

littlehand


Posts : 7077
Join date : 2009-04-24
Age : 53
Location : Down South.

Battle after Rorke's Drift Empty
PostSubject: Re: Battle after Rorke's Drift   Battle after Rorke's Drift EmptyTue Aug 09, 2011 9:44 pm

[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
Rorke's drift.

Source: This image is part of the Colonial Office photographic collection held at The National Archives, uploaded as part of the Africa Through a Lens project.
Back to top Go down
90th

90th


Posts : 10469
Join date : 2009-04-07
Age : 66
Location : Melbourne, Australia

Battle after Rorke's Drift Empty
PostSubject: Battle after R.Drift    Battle after Rorke's Drift EmptyWed Aug 10, 2011 12:05 am

Littlehand .
Great photo . Are there more ?
cheers 90th.
Back to top Go down
littlehand

littlehand


Posts : 7077
Join date : 2009-04-24
Age : 53
Location : Down South.

Battle after Rorke's Drift Empty
PostSubject: Re: Battle after Rorke's Drift   Battle after Rorke's Drift EmptyTue Jun 11, 2013 11:38 pm

[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
Back to top Go down
 
Battle after Rorke's Drift
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» Rorkes Drift Battle Relics
» The Battle of Rorkes Drift Painting
» Questions pertaining to the battle of Rorkes Drift
» Battle of Rorkes Drift. British Injuries
» Bromhead & Chard after the Battle of Rorkes Drift.

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
WWW.1879ZULUWAR.COM  :: ZULU WAR BATTLES-
Jump to: