WWW.1879ZULUWAR.COM

Zulu Dawn:“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?”
 
HomeHome  GalleryGallery  SearchSearch  RegisterRegister  Log inLog in  
Latest topics
» Captain Barry and his Picquet at Mkwene
Using Google maps to illustrate Battles EmptyToday at 1:58 pm by Frank Allewell

» I am a happy boy!
Using Google maps to illustrate Battles EmptyToday at 11:40 am by Bromhead1879

» The Horsley Familey
Using Google maps to illustrate Battles EmptyToday at 8:42 am by Phillipp

» Lee Stevenson Books?
Using Google maps to illustrate Battles EmptyToday at 6:53 am by Frank Allewell

» Display fixings
Using Google maps to illustrate Battles EmptyYesterday at 10:26 pm by Chelmsfordthescapegoat

» Best Zulu wars documentary full.
Using Google maps to illustrate Battles EmptyMon Sep 20, 2021 8:06 am by gardner1879

» Bt. Major. Harvey, C.L. 71st L.I.
Using Google maps to illustrate Battles EmptyFri Sep 17, 2021 7:28 pm by John Young

» 2nd Lieutenant Thomas Leigh Hare, 24th
Using Google maps to illustrate Battles EmptyThu Sep 16, 2021 6:16 am by 90th

» FIND-A-GRAVE WEBSITE
Using Google maps to illustrate Battles EmptyWed Sep 15, 2021 8:02 am by rai

» 2nd Lieutenant Thomas Leigh Hare, 24th - Sword
Using Google maps to illustrate Battles EmptyTue Sep 14, 2021 4:59 pm by Brin

» Henry William Longcast, Interpreter.
Using Google maps to illustrate Battles EmptyMon Sep 13, 2021 8:35 pm by Trev

» Zulu Dinner Event 30th October
Using Google maps to illustrate Battles EmptyMon Sep 13, 2021 11:48 am by Julian Whybra

» Matabele Wars
Using Google maps to illustrate Battles EmptyMon Sep 13, 2021 7:57 am by Frank Allewell

» Alexandra Mounted Rifles, full biographical details
Using Google maps to illustrate Battles EmptySat Sep 11, 2021 8:38 am by bazley@mweb.co.za

» Rorke's Drift defenders.
Using Google maps to illustrate Battles EmptyThu Sep 09, 2021 11:10 pm by Spudee

» Murray Charles Wyndham C.B
Using Google maps to illustrate Battles EmptyWed Sep 08, 2021 6:49 am by Frank Allewell

» New Member - Old Questions?
Using Google maps to illustrate Battles EmptyTue Sep 07, 2021 11:20 pm by altfritz

» Brevet Major. Henry Spalding of Rorke's Drift and Information for Columns
Using Google maps to illustrate Battles EmptyMon Sep 06, 2021 7:17 pm by 1879graves

» Lt. of Orderlies A. Hall AHC KIA Isandlwana
Using Google maps to illustrate Battles EmptySun Sep 05, 2021 11:22 pm by ADMIN

» Who had a rifle?
Using Google maps to illustrate Battles EmptySun Sep 05, 2021 3:49 pm by gardner1879

» Essential Research
Using Google maps to illustrate Battles EmptyFri Sep 03, 2021 3:52 pm by Danny1960

» 1:72 Diorama of Ulundi
Using Google maps to illustrate Battles EmptyThu Sep 02, 2021 6:11 pm by philzrx

» Your favourite line from Zulu or Zulu Dawn
Using Google maps to illustrate Battles EmptyThu Sep 02, 2021 3:58 pm by philzrx

» Best book(s) regarding British military handguns circa AZW
Using Google maps to illustrate Battles EmptyWed Sep 01, 2021 8:30 pm by Stand to

» Stolen Medals
Using Google maps to illustrate Battles EmptyTue Aug 31, 2021 8:23 am by ADMIN

» 25B/2164 Pte Nolan Michael, Richard or Robert?
Using Google maps to illustrate Battles EmptyMon Aug 30, 2021 10:34 pm by Bill8183

» 2077 Gunner Arthur Howard. R.A.
Using Google maps to illustrate Battles EmptyMon Aug 30, 2021 8:49 am by ADMIN

» "Ex-Sergeant Major Craven" - a Curio.
Using Google maps to illustrate Battles EmptySun Aug 29, 2021 9:06 pm by ADMIN

» Chard/Bromhead revolvers
Using Google maps to illustrate Battles EmptySat Aug 28, 2021 1:06 pm by free1954

» martini - henry
Using Google maps to illustrate Battles EmptySat Aug 28, 2021 8:40 am by Peter35

» Company Sergeant Major F. W. Peake, Royal Engineers
Using Google maps to illustrate Battles EmptySat Aug 28, 2021 12:58 am by ADMIN

» Trump. J.Best. Lonsdale's Horse
Using Google maps to illustrate Battles EmptyFri Aug 27, 2021 11:23 am by ADMIN

» Off Topic Photograph Quiz
Using Google maps to illustrate Battles EmptyWed Aug 25, 2021 9:17 am by 24th

» Shenanigans in the Mess
Using Google maps to illustrate Battles EmptyWed Aug 25, 2021 5:35 am by WeekendWarrior

» Zulu War to Boer war. Those who served in both.
Using Google maps to illustrate Battles EmptyTue Aug 24, 2021 9:51 pm by gardner1879

Search
 
 

Display results as :
 
Rechercher Advanced Search
The Anglo-Zulu war: Walking the battlefield of Ulundi
Top posters
90th
Using Google maps to illustrate Battles Bar_leftUsing Google maps to illustrate Battles BarUsing Google maps to illustrate Battles Bar_right 
Frank Allewell
Using Google maps to illustrate Battles Bar_leftUsing Google maps to illustrate Battles BarUsing Google maps to illustrate Battles Bar_right 
littlehand
Using Google maps to illustrate Battles Bar_leftUsing Google maps to illustrate Battles BarUsing Google maps to illustrate Battles Bar_right 
ADMIN
Using Google maps to illustrate Battles Bar_leftUsing Google maps to illustrate Battles BarUsing Google maps to illustrate Battles Bar_right 
1879graves
Using Google maps to illustrate Battles Bar_leftUsing Google maps to illustrate Battles BarUsing Google maps to illustrate Battles Bar_right 
rusteze
Using Google maps to illustrate Battles Bar_leftUsing Google maps to illustrate Battles BarUsing Google maps to illustrate Battles Bar_right 
Chelmsfordthescapegoat
Using Google maps to illustrate Battles Bar_leftUsing Google maps to illustrate Battles BarUsing Google maps to illustrate Battles Bar_right 
John
Using Google maps to illustrate Battles Bar_leftUsing Google maps to illustrate Battles BarUsing Google maps to illustrate Battles Bar_right 
Mr M. Cooper
Using Google maps to illustrate Battles Bar_leftUsing Google maps to illustrate Battles BarUsing Google maps to illustrate Battles Bar_right 
Julian Whybra
Using Google maps to illustrate Battles Bar_leftUsing Google maps to illustrate Battles BarUsing Google maps to illustrate Battles Bar_right 
Top posting users this month
Frank Allewell
Using Google maps to illustrate Battles Bar_leftUsing Google maps to illustrate Battles BarUsing Google maps to illustrate Battles Bar_right 
gardner1879
Using Google maps to illustrate Battles Bar_leftUsing Google maps to illustrate Battles BarUsing Google maps to illustrate Battles Bar_right 
aussie inkosi
Using Google maps to illustrate Battles Bar_leftUsing Google maps to illustrate Battles BarUsing Google maps to illustrate Battles Bar_right 
WeekendWarrior
Using Google maps to illustrate Battles Bar_leftUsing Google maps to illustrate Battles BarUsing Google maps to illustrate Battles Bar_right 
John Young
Using Google maps to illustrate Battles Bar_leftUsing Google maps to illustrate Battles BarUsing Google maps to illustrate Battles Bar_right 
ADMIN
Using Google maps to illustrate Battles Bar_leftUsing Google maps to illustrate Battles BarUsing Google maps to illustrate Battles Bar_right 
90th
Using Google maps to illustrate Battles Bar_leftUsing Google maps to illustrate Battles BarUsing Google maps to illustrate Battles Bar_right 
1879graves
Using Google maps to illustrate Battles Bar_leftUsing Google maps to illustrate Battles BarUsing Google maps to illustrate Battles Bar_right 
peter@zuluwars
Using Google maps to illustrate Battles Bar_leftUsing Google maps to illustrate Battles BarUsing Google maps to illustrate Battles Bar_right 
Chelmsfordthescapegoat
Using Google maps to illustrate Battles Bar_leftUsing Google maps to illustrate Battles BarUsing Google maps to illustrate Battles Bar_right 
Most active topics
Pte David Jenkins. 'Forgotten' Survivor of Rorke's Drift Returned to Official Records
Durnford was he capable.1
Isandlwana, Last Stands
Durnford was he capable.5
Durnford was he capable. 4
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
Woolfryes john carbineers james Durnford Prince George Franklin zulu payne Isandlwana Police smith henry Mounted taylor spalding melvill williams drift horse martini harford Natal Russell 24th
 

 Using Google maps to illustrate Battles

Go down 
4 posters
AuthorMessage
RobOats



Posts : 61
Join date : 2010-02-01
Age : 70
Location : Devon, UK

Using Google maps to illustrate Battles Empty
PostSubject: Using Google maps to illustrate Battles   Using Google maps to illustrate Battles EmptySat Jan 28, 2012 3:51 pm

I frequent another forum covering various battles that occurred during the Rhodesian War against insurgents in Rhodesia and also in surrounding countries. They are making extensive use of Google maps to show deployments and movements of forces during the battles which makes them very interesting.

I embarked on the same process to try to identify where the cairn of Fred Jackson (my gr-uncle) and Malcolm Moodie could be found. Lt Royston buried the Carbineer dead in June 1879 and noted that Jackson and Moodie were found together 400yds up from where the other Carbineers were found.

I am presuming that the Carbineers were buried at the place where the Memorial to them now stands. In his description Royston states that many of the 24th were found close by and that Lt Scots remains were found partially obscured by the shattered remains of a wagon. Using a Google maps measuring tool, 400yds stretches all the way into where the camp was which makes no sense. I am also puzzled why a wagon was down so far away from the camp or was it perhaps a mule cart being used to ferry ammunition.

Perhaps someone with a greater knowledge of the layout could enlighten me.

It would be wonderful to see a layout of dispositions and movements on a Google map as well.

Rob
Back to top Go down
http://www.oats.org.uk/gen
Chard1879

Chard1879

Posts : 1261
Join date : 2010-04-12

Using Google maps to illustrate Battles Empty
PostSubject: Re: Using Google maps to illustrate Battles   Using Google maps to illustrate Battles EmptySat Jan 28, 2012 4:21 pm

Rob. Is this the kind of thing you mean.

https://www.1879zuluwar.com/t2002-google-earth
Back to top Go down
RobOats



Posts : 61
Join date : 2010-02-01
Age : 70
Location : Devon, UK

Using Google maps to illustrate Battles Empty
PostSubject: Re: Using Google maps to illustrate Battles   Using Google maps to illustrate Battles EmptySat Jan 28, 2012 4:37 pm

Chard1879 wrote:
Rob. Is this the kind of thing you mean.

https://www.1879zuluwar.com/t2002-google-earth

Yes, in time sequences so that there is a clear understanding of how this unfolded. I have read a lot of accounts but without illustrations; and/or first hand knowledge of the lay of the land it is difficult to visualise what happened.

Rob
Back to top Go down
http://www.oats.org.uk/gen
barry

barry

Posts : 935
Join date : 2011-10-21
Location : Algoa Bay

Using Google maps to illustrate Battles Empty
PostSubject: Google Earth/maps   Using Google maps to illustrate Battles EmptySat Jan 28, 2012 4:55 pm

Hi Rob,
A grand idea.
Doing this mapping may just straighten out a few kinks in the understanding of what happened there.
I am a firm believer in the use of Google Earth/maps as you may have noticed in my ealier posts and I have used it studying the AZW/ABW and other projects which I have on the burner.
Dont be too put off by the final postion of wagons, particulary if they were overturned, as the Zulu went on the rampage once behind the lines, and no doubt released the brakes and gave many a push, if parked on a slope.

regards,

barry
Back to top Go down
Drummer Boy 14

Drummer Boy 14

Posts : 2002
Join date : 2011-08-01
Age : 24

Using Google maps to illustrate Battles Empty
PostSubject: Re: Using Google maps to illustrate Battles   Using Google maps to illustrate Battles EmptySat Jan 28, 2012 5:00 pm

Hi Rob

This is from the Norris-Newman on the 21st of May 1879

Lieutenant Scott was found near Durnford hidden partially under a broken piece of wagon.

Could this have been a bit broken off in the looting??

Cheers
Back to top Go down
 
Using Google maps to illustrate Battles
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

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