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Lord Chelmsford Said .Buller is ‘one of the finest soldiers of the century’, so modest and reticent –that it was difficult to say for what individual deed he had got the Victoria Cross as he had been doing acts worthy of it all along the line
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Subject: Is it known how many people were in the hospital. Sat 27 Oct 2012 - 15:52
How many died in the hospital due to the fire, or were they all killed prior to the hospital being fired by the Zulu's. In then film Zulu, Chard asks Bromhead who were the men in the Hospital, Bromhead didn't know. Is it possible that there were more inside then known about.
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Subject: Re: Is it known how many people were in the hospital. Sat 27 Oct 2012 - 19:59
There were about thirty patients in the hospital when it was attacked. The majority were capable of bearing arms to some extent and apparently, most took up posts on the ramparts and the loopholes in the hospital walls, but Sergeant Maxfield and Private James Jenkins, being the most serious cases, were essentially bedridden and unable to contribute to the defence in any way.
Subject: Re: Is it known how many people were in the hospital. Mon 10 Dec 2012 - 16:56
There were only 12 patients,really unfit:
MAXFIELD, MAYER, BECKETT, HORRIGAN, JENKINS, HOWARD CONNOLLY, ADAMS, GREEN, HUNTER, LEWIS and THE AFRICAN behalf unknown
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