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PostSubject: Good times for a campaign...   Good times for a campaign... EmptyMon Dec 10, 2012 5:10 pm

Hi all

The zulus undoubtedly regarded the first day of the new moon as good times for a campaign...

But they might have been less sanguine at Isandhlwana had they know that a partial eclipse of the sun was taking place unseen beyond the cloud - cover during their assault.

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PostSubject: Re: Good times for a campaign...   Good times for a campaign... EmptyMon Dec 10, 2012 8:37 pm

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had they know that a partial eclipse of the sun was taking place unseen beyond the cloud - cover during their assault.

They did see the eclispe....
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PostSubject: Re: Good times for a campaign...   Good times for a campaign... EmptyMon Dec 10, 2012 8:48 pm

The zulus knew that the eclispe happen. and what will protect ...

I think it is mostly British beings who are impressed by it ...
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PostSubject: Re: Good times for a campaign...   Good times for a campaign... EmptyMon Dec 10, 2012 8:52 pm

Not sure they took much notice of it. Probaly not seen as an omen or other.
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PostSubject: Re: Good times for a campaign...   Good times for a campaign... EmptyMon Dec 10, 2012 9:10 pm

No, but the British soldier of the time base is uneducated and does not know anything about astronomy ...

Many of them have had to ask what happened and they have to be afraid
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