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PostSubject: Zulus do not want war   Zulus do not want war EmptyTue Apr 26, 2011 8:16 pm

In a letter the Missionary JD Engelbrecht (my Great great grandfather) wrote to Th Shepstone he clearly states that from reliable sources he knows that the Zulus do not want war! Sending copy of letter to Admin for posting.
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PostSubject: Zulu's do not want war .   Zulus do not want war EmptyWed Apr 27, 2011 12:15 am

Hi Johann.
I dont think there is much doubt about that . The War was instigated by Frere WITHOUT the sanction of the British Government .
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PostSubject: Zulu's do not want war .   Zulus do not want war EmptyWed Apr 27, 2011 12:16 am

Hi Johann.
Forgot to mention , Looking forward to seeing the Letter ! .
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PostSubject: Re: Zulus do not want war   Zulus do not want war EmptyWed Apr 27, 2011 5:33 pm

I think it is very clear that the war was instigated by the British for the purposes of colonialism and that Cetshwayo was put into an ever increasingly impossible position and war was inevitable once Shepstone et al decided that Zululand was to be dismantled.

A completely immoral war, wrong by any standard.

Cetshwayo and the Zulu people did nothing to provoke war, other than mind their own business.

Look 4wd to seeing the letter, Johann.

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PostSubject: Re: Zulus do not want war   Zulus do not want war EmptyWed Apr 27, 2011 9:48 pm

The letter from Johann's Great great grandfather.
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PostSubject: Re: Zulus do not want war   Zulus do not want war EmptyWed Apr 27, 2011 9:57 pm

johann. I would like to thank you for sharing this with all the members on the forum. (Now that is History) Idea
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PostSubject: Zulu's do not want war .   Zulus do not want war EmptyThu Apr 28, 2011 5:16 am

Hi John.
I agree , and thanks to Johann for sharing an insightful piece of his families history . Idea .
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PostSubject: Re: Zulus do not want war   Zulus do not want war EmptyThu Apr 28, 2011 7:23 pm

Agreed; many thanks Johann, for sharing that. Am I correct in thinking that this letter has not been seen before?
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PostSubject: Peace Talks   Zulus do not want war EmptyFri Apr 29, 2011 4:09 am

hi all.

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PostSubject: Re: Zulus do not want war   Zulus do not want war EmptyFri Apr 29, 2011 5:35 am

The letter is kept in the Soth African Archives in Hamilton Street Pretoria under the Transvaal Archives (Utrecht Archives). I do agree that it probably has never been open to public view in this way!
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PostSubject: Re: Zulus do not want war   Zulus do not want war EmptyFri Apr 29, 2011 6:28 am

Johann

Thank you for sharing that letter. It makes one realise that there must still be many items in archives and with families that are relevant to the understanding of the Zulu War and other events in South Africa.

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PostSubject: Re: Zulus do not want war   Zulus do not want war EmptyFri Apr 29, 2011 10:10 pm

A letter from my great, great grandfather the Reverend J H Filter to Colonel Wood informing him about boer support for the Zulus.

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PostSubject: Zulu's do not want war .   Zulus do not want war EmptyFri Apr 29, 2011 11:48 pm

Hi Pete .
Thanks for posting the letter and also to Johann for sharing his families history . I'm sure it is much appreciated by other
members of our Forum .
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PostSubject: Re: Zulus do not want war   Zulus do not want war EmptySat Apr 30, 2011 12:41 am

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A letter from my great, great grandfather the Reverend J H Filter to Colonel Wood informing him about boer support for the Zulus.
I wonder if the Reverend J H Filter Received a reply from Colonel Wood.
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PostSubject: Zulu's do not want war .   Zulus do not want war EmptySat Apr 30, 2011 12:44 am

Hi Impi .
Bloody good question ! . Hope Johann can answer that for us . Idea
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