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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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PostSubject: Boys at Isandlwana.   Boys at Isandlwana. EmptyWed Mar 21, 2012 4:40 pm

DB. Keep this topic separate from the "Boy Green" discussion

On the subject of boys is it not possible that the lads were 16 and just didn't look it.
That might explain why it is mentioned in so many accounts.

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PostSubject: Boys at Isandlwana.   Boys at Isandlwana. EmptyWed Mar 21, 2012 5:06 pm

Quite a few lied about their ages. So who knows. And did they really care back them. As long as they had someone to bang the drum.
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