Good evening all
Isandhlwana ,January 22 ,about 8.00 am ,a report was sent in the camp by a few mounted men posted some 1.828 kms to the north ,that a body of the zulus was in sight appraching fromm the north -east...
The troops in the camp were got under arms ,and drawn up in the direction from which the zulus was reported to be coming,a mounted man being sent off with a brief despatch to acquaint LC of the circumstances.
1828 kms! But with the speed at which the Zulus moved, as saying they were there ...
"The troops in the camp were got under arms ,and drawn up in the direction from which the zulus was reported to be coming " Good ,good !
An hour after, a 9.00am, the Zulus are identified ,apparently coming from the direction reported at 8.00am .
These withdrew almost immediately,and about the same time the party on the heights sent in word that the enemy were in 3 columns ,of which 2 were retiring ,and that the third had passed out of sight ,moving in north-westerly direction.
About 10 am, the penguin arrived at Isandhlwana, Where he found the troops still drawn up under arms!
The enemy were in 3 columns !!!This is 3 columns of Zulu warriors, not three tourists bands !!!
What, after two hours, the troops are still under arms ???
But wait what ?
They know that the Zulus are present!
And even if some people thought they were just passing through or they wanted to lure the garrison of the camp, as a precaution, Pulleine could arrange the defenses, starting at 9.15am...No ?
On learning that a force of zulus had been seen on the left front of the camp an hour previously,the penguin sent back one troop of his mounted natives to protect his wagons wich were following in rear ,and despatched two troops of mounted natives to the height of the left flank to reconnoitre ,while he himself advanced into the plain in front with the remaining two troops of NNH,the RB and a inf. coy of the NNC.
He sent back one troop of his mounted natives to protect his wagons wich were following in rear ???
Because in addition, he leaves his wagons at the drags without protection apart from the sad Infantry of the NNC ???They believed in what place,the penguin ? On the French Riviera ?
And the penguin despatched two troops of mounted natives to the height of the left flank to reconnoitre ...
Why? He did not trust the first reports? Zulu He thought that the zulus came to a lunch on the grass?
While he himself advanced into the plain in front with the remaining two troops of NNH,the RB and a inf. coy of the NNC.
Why ? follow the instructions of LC ? Given the situation, it was better to do ,right ?
And he wished to be increased by two coys of 24 th ???
In addition he wants to strip the garrison of the camp, so all reports since 8.00am, he does not care? It sends two troops in recognition in the right direction, but he left the camp before his two NNH troops have been able to make a report ???
With this, he left the camp about 11.00am and advanced along the plain in front, with the object of Preventing the Zulu columns, as reported about in retreat, from joigning the forces of LC which was supposed to beings engaged ...
The three columns of Zulu, retreated? Who has declared that in the camp???
From joigning the forces of LC which was supposed to beings engaged ...???
If LC was engaged, he would have to know, no ?
He is concerned about LC? While the Zulus are there!
And LC, he left his camp in the morning, to face all the Zulu royal army with only 6 Coys of the Imperial British infantry and four miserables small guns ? Another, who believed in christmas father ...
Before starting ,the penguin ordered a coy of the 1/24 thto move to the height some 1.371kms north of the camp,and about the same time the rest of the troops who had been drawn up returned to their privates parades ,and were broken off.
1.371kms north of the camp ??? Why?And why so far, why not on the moon?
the rest of the troops who had been drawn up returned to their privates parades ,and were broken off.???
What, what? what? what? what? What's he doing Pulleine he dream???Pulleine had never heard of the Zulu?
At 12 o'clock ,the troops in camp were engaged in preparing for dinner ,firing was heard from the hill where Lieutenant Cavaye's coy. had been posted...
the troops in camp were engaged in preparing for dinner ???
From 8.00am, they know that the Zulus are there, and they are still prepare a meal???
And instead of folding the Lieutenant Cavaye's coy.. Pulleine sending him reinforcements ...
Well everything was done by Pulleine and the penguin for there have a beautiful massacre ...
This is not a these two to think but the terror of the poor soldiers, when they saw what was happening to them ...