WWW.1879ZULUWAR.COM

Film Zulu Dawn:General Lord Chelmsford: For a savage, as for a child, chastisement is sometimes a kindness. Sir Henry Bartle Frere: Let us hope, General, that this will be the final solution to the Zulu problem.
 
HomeHome  GalleryGallery  Latest imagesLatest images  SearchSearch  RegisterRegister  Log inLog in  
Latest topics
» Australians who went to Zululand and fought in the 1879 war.
Essex Eagles Cricket 44th Foot East Essex Regiment connection EmptyFri Feb 23, 2024 8:26 am by Julian Whybra

» August Hammar Letter Dated 6th Jan 1879
Essex Eagles Cricket 44th Foot East Essex Regiment connection EmptyThu Feb 22, 2024 8:34 pm by Stefaan

» A few questions regarding Rorke's Drift and Isandlwana
Essex Eagles Cricket 44th Foot East Essex Regiment connection EmptyWed Feb 21, 2024 11:13 am by Julian Whybra

» Bearing The Cross by Ken Blakeson | BBC RADIO DRAMA: Ken Blakeson's play tells the story of the Battle of Rorke's Drift and the effect it had on three of the soldiers who fought in it.
Essex Eagles Cricket 44th Foot East Essex Regiment connection EmptyWed Feb 21, 2024 10:57 am by Julian Whybra

» Letter of officer during Zulu wars.
Essex Eagles Cricket 44th Foot East Essex Regiment connection EmptyWed Feb 21, 2024 10:47 am by Julian Whybra

» About the second invasion
Essex Eagles Cricket 44th Foot East Essex Regiment connection EmptyTue Feb 20, 2024 9:14 pm by 90th

» Zulu Festival Brecon July 2024
Essex Eagles Cricket 44th Foot East Essex Regiment connection EmptySat Feb 17, 2024 7:35 pm by John Young

» Watford band boys killed at iSandlwana
Essex Eagles Cricket 44th Foot East Essex Regiment connection EmptyFri Feb 16, 2024 8:26 am by Julian Whybra

» Private J. McCrudden 1/13 Foot
Essex Eagles Cricket 44th Foot East Essex Regiment connection EmptySun Feb 11, 2024 3:10 am by 90th

» Philip Price
Essex Eagles Cricket 44th Foot East Essex Regiment connection EmptySat Feb 10, 2024 6:55 pm by Julian Whybra

» Death of Michael Jayson (Zulu Dawn)
Essex Eagles Cricket 44th Foot East Essex Regiment connection EmptyThu Feb 08, 2024 9:55 pm by ADMIN

» The anniversary of 22nd January in 2024
Essex Eagles Cricket 44th Foot East Essex Regiment connection EmptyThu Feb 08, 2024 3:51 pm by luke1997

» What was the distance?
Essex Eagles Cricket 44th Foot East Essex Regiment connection EmptyThu Feb 08, 2024 8:46 am by Stefaan

» Mrs Henry Hook
Essex Eagles Cricket 44th Foot East Essex Regiment connection EmptyTue Feb 06, 2024 3:14 pm by Kenny

» "With 6 good riflemen"
Essex Eagles Cricket 44th Foot East Essex Regiment connection EmptyMon Feb 05, 2024 2:30 pm by Mr M. Cooper

» What was G company supposed to do?
Essex Eagles Cricket 44th Foot East Essex Regiment connection EmptySun Feb 04, 2024 9:31 pm by Julian Whybra

» Private 1445 Charles Meates 17th Lancers and his brother William Wylie
Essex Eagles Cricket 44th Foot East Essex Regiment connection EmptyFri Feb 02, 2024 10:07 pm by John Young

» South Africa Medal With Clasp To Pvt J. Salter 3/60th
Essex Eagles Cricket 44th Foot East Essex Regiment connection EmptyFri Feb 02, 2024 3:12 pm by Foody

» Weatherleys Border Horse Flag
Essex Eagles Cricket 44th Foot East Essex Regiment connection EmptyThu Feb 01, 2024 9:40 pm by Herbie

» Blue Plaque to James Egan, alias Private Hagan
Essex Eagles Cricket 44th Foot East Essex Regiment connection EmptySun Jan 28, 2024 3:19 pm by Kenny

» Edward Plantagenet Kemeys-Tynte
Essex Eagles Cricket 44th Foot East Essex Regiment connection EmptyTue Jan 23, 2024 10:06 pm by Edjg

» How many started?
Essex Eagles Cricket 44th Foot East Essex Regiment connection EmptyTue Jan 23, 2024 10:10 am by Julian Whybra

» Firing Line formation
Essex Eagles Cricket 44th Foot East Essex Regiment connection EmptyMon Jan 22, 2024 2:32 pm by Julian Whybra

» Why did Maj. Spalding have to go ?
Essex Eagles Cricket 44th Foot East Essex Regiment connection EmptyWed Jan 17, 2024 9:40 pm by Stefaan

» Grape-shot at close range.
Essex Eagles Cricket 44th Foot East Essex Regiment connection EmptyMon Jan 15, 2024 7:42 am by SRB1965

» Books Hlobane & Kambula
Essex Eagles Cricket 44th Foot East Essex Regiment connection EmptyTue Jan 09, 2024 10:08 am by John Young

» 24th Foot Database for Isandlwana
Essex Eagles Cricket 44th Foot East Essex Regiment connection EmptySun Jan 07, 2024 11:03 am by SRB1965

» South African medal W.J.E. Bawtree, Natal Mounted Police
Essex Eagles Cricket 44th Foot East Essex Regiment connection EmptySat Jan 06, 2024 9:22 am by briannorris@sos.co.za

» Private 25B/293 J H Meredith 1/24th Regiment kia iSandlwana
Essex Eagles Cricket 44th Foot East Essex Regiment connection EmptyFri Jan 05, 2024 10:55 pm by Julian Whybra

» 94th Regiment receive AZW medal but not the Natal Mounted Police
Essex Eagles Cricket 44th Foot East Essex Regiment connection EmptyWed Jan 03, 2024 2:36 pm by MKalny15

» Command and Control
Essex Eagles Cricket 44th Foot East Essex Regiment connection EmptyWed Jan 03, 2024 7:46 am by Schlaumeier

» Zulu use of firearms
Essex Eagles Cricket 44th Foot East Essex Regiment connection EmptyTue Jan 02, 2024 3:40 pm by Stefaan

» A PROPOSED BOOK ABOUT ZULU DAWN
Essex Eagles Cricket 44th Foot East Essex Regiment connection EmptyTue Jan 02, 2024 10:34 am by marlbrouk1

» New Members Welcome.
Essex Eagles Cricket 44th Foot East Essex Regiment connection EmptyTue Jan 02, 2024 6:51 am by Schlaumeier

» The Last of the few. Zulu cast. 2024
Essex Eagles Cricket 44th Foot East Essex Regiment connection EmptyMon Jan 01, 2024 5:12 pm by ADMIN

Search
 
 

Display results as :
 
Rechercher Advanced Search
February 2024
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
   1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
26272829   
CalendarCalendar
Most active topics
Durnford was he capable.1
Durnford was he capable. 4
Durnford was he capable.5
Pte David Jenkins. 'Forgotten' Survivor of Rorke's Drift Returned to Official Records
Isandlwana, Last Stands
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
Please Do Not Post Ads on Our Forum
Google Chrome new standards imposed
Isandlwana, Last Stands
Recent Members To The ZULU WAR 1879 Discussion & Reference Forum ( A Small Victorian War in 1879)
Pte David Jenkins. 'Forgotten' Survivor of Rorke's Drift Returned to Official Records
The missing five hours.
ISANDLWANA SURVIVIORS
The ammunition question
Lieutenant Adendorff 1-3 N.N.C.
Pte David Jenkins. 'Forgotten' Survivor of Rorke's Drift Returned to Official Records
Top posting users this month
Julian Whybra
Essex Eagles Cricket 44th Foot East Essex Regiment connection Bar_leftEssex Eagles Cricket 44th Foot East Essex Regiment connection BarEssex Eagles Cricket 44th Foot East Essex Regiment connection Bar_right 
90th
Essex Eagles Cricket 44th Foot East Essex Regiment connection Bar_leftEssex Eagles Cricket 44th Foot East Essex Regiment connection BarEssex Eagles Cricket 44th Foot East Essex Regiment connection Bar_right 
SRB1965
Essex Eagles Cricket 44th Foot East Essex Regiment connection Bar_leftEssex Eagles Cricket 44th Foot East Essex Regiment connection BarEssex Eagles Cricket 44th Foot East Essex Regiment connection Bar_right 
Stefaan
Essex Eagles Cricket 44th Foot East Essex Regiment connection Bar_leftEssex Eagles Cricket 44th Foot East Essex Regiment connection BarEssex Eagles Cricket 44th Foot East Essex Regiment connection Bar_right 
Hobbes
Essex Eagles Cricket 44th Foot East Essex Regiment connection Bar_leftEssex Eagles Cricket 44th Foot East Essex Regiment connection BarEssex Eagles Cricket 44th Foot East Essex Regiment connection Bar_right 
John Young
Essex Eagles Cricket 44th Foot East Essex Regiment connection Bar_leftEssex Eagles Cricket 44th Foot East Essex Regiment connection BarEssex Eagles Cricket 44th Foot East Essex Regiment connection Bar_right 
Mr M. Cooper
Essex Eagles Cricket 44th Foot East Essex Regiment connection Bar_leftEssex Eagles Cricket 44th Foot East Essex Regiment connection BarEssex Eagles Cricket 44th Foot East Essex Regiment connection Bar_right 
ADMIN
Essex Eagles Cricket 44th Foot East Essex Regiment connection Bar_leftEssex Eagles Cricket 44th Foot East Essex Regiment connection BarEssex Eagles Cricket 44th Foot East Essex Regiment connection Bar_right 
General Greene
Essex Eagles Cricket 44th Foot East Essex Regiment connection Bar_leftEssex Eagles Cricket 44th Foot East Essex Regiment connection BarEssex Eagles Cricket 44th Foot East Essex Regiment connection Bar_right 
Kenny
Essex Eagles Cricket 44th Foot East Essex Regiment connection Bar_leftEssex Eagles Cricket 44th Foot East Essex Regiment connection BarEssex Eagles Cricket 44th Foot East Essex Regiment connection Bar_right 
New topics
» Australians who went to Zululand and fought in the 1879 war.
Essex Eagles Cricket 44th Foot East Essex Regiment connection EmptyFri Feb 23, 2024 2:23 am by peterfarrell

» About the second invasion
Essex Eagles Cricket 44th Foot East Essex Regiment connection EmptySat Feb 17, 2024 9:53 pm by Hobbes

» Zulu Festival Brecon July 2024
Essex Eagles Cricket 44th Foot East Essex Regiment connection EmptySat Feb 17, 2024 7:35 pm by John Young

» Letter of officer during Zulu wars.
Essex Eagles Cricket 44th Foot East Essex Regiment connection EmptyThu Feb 15, 2024 4:46 pm by Will M

» Bearing The Cross by Ken Blakeson | BBC RADIO DRAMA: Ken Blakeson's play tells the story of the Battle of Rorke's Drift and the effect it had on three of the soldiers who fought in it.
Essex Eagles Cricket 44th Foot East Essex Regiment connection EmptyThu Feb 15, 2024 1:24 am by ADMIN

» Philip Price
Essex Eagles Cricket 44th Foot East Essex Regiment connection EmptySat Feb 10, 2024 1:54 pm by dprice

» Death of Michael Jayson (Zulu Dawn)
Essex Eagles Cricket 44th Foot East Essex Regiment connection EmptyThu Feb 08, 2024 12:05 pm by Kenny

» A few questions regarding Rorke's Drift and Isandlwana
Essex Eagles Cricket 44th Foot East Essex Regiment connection EmptySun Feb 04, 2024 7:57 pm by Hobbes

» What was G company supposed to do?
Essex Eagles Cricket 44th Foot East Essex Regiment connection EmptyFri Feb 02, 2024 11:01 pm by Hobbes

Similar topics
Zero tolerance to harassment and bullying.
Due to recent events on this forum, we have now imposed a zero tolerance to harassment and bullying. All reports will be treated seriously, and will lead to a permanent ban of both membership and IP address. Any member blatantly corresponding in a deliberate and provoking manner will be removed from the forum as quickly as possible after the event.  If any members are being harassed behind the scenes PM facility by any member/s here at 1879zuluwar.com please do not hesitate to forward the offending text.  We are all here to communicate and enjoy the various discussions and information on the Anglo Zulu War of 1879. Opinions will vary, you will agree and disagree with one another, we will have debates, and so it goes. There is no excuse for harassment or bullying of anyone by another person on this site. The above applies to the main frame areas of the forum. The ring which is the last section on the forum, is available to those members who wish to partake in slagging matches. That section cannot be viewed by guests and only viewed by members that wish to do so. 
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.
 

 Essex Eagles Cricket 44th Foot East Essex Regiment connection

Go down 
2 posters
AuthorMessage
tasker224

tasker224


Posts : 2101
Join date : 2010-07-30
Age : 57
Location : North London

Essex Eagles Cricket 44th Foot East Essex Regiment connection Empty
PostSubject: Essex Eagles Cricket 44th Foot East Essex Regiment connection   Essex Eagles Cricket 44th Foot East Essex Regiment connection EmptySun Apr 21, 2013 4:24 pm

The 2nd battalion, 44th East Essex regiment captured an Eagle at Salamanca in 1812, and today, the Essex County Cricket team is known as the Essex Eagles, and their one day strip is yellow - the same colour as the 44th's tunic facings. They play most of their matches at the county ground in Chelmsford, across the road from the Essex Regiment museum.

The capture of a French Imperial Eagle by the fictional "South Essex Regiment" in the Sharpe novels of Bernard Cornwell is based upon the 2/44th's battle honour. The South Essex is depicted as having yellow coat facings like the 44th (East Essex). Sharpe's Waterloo again uses a historical incident involving the 44th as a backdrop for an action by the "South Essex", the back-to-back stand against French cavalry at the Battle of Quatre Bras. This was the only recorded incident of a unit receiving a cavalry charge in Line Formation. (They did not have the time to form a Square, but they made the best of it)!

Back to top Go down
Mr M. Cooper

Mr M. Cooper


Posts : 2590
Join date : 2011-09-29
Location : Lancashire, England.

Essex Eagles Cricket 44th Foot East Essex Regiment connection Empty
PostSubject: 44th foot (East Essex)   Essex Eagles Cricket 44th Foot East Essex Regiment connection EmptyMon Apr 22, 2013 12:39 am

Hi tasker.

Did you know that the 44th foot also hold a record, however, it's not axactly one to be proud of.

They are the most massacred regiment in the British Army.

Salute
Back to top Go down
tasker224

tasker224


Posts : 2101
Join date : 2010-07-30
Age : 57
Location : North London

Essex Eagles Cricket 44th Foot East Essex Regiment connection Empty
PostSubject: Re: Essex Eagles Cricket 44th Foot East Essex Regiment connection   Essex Eagles Cricket 44th Foot East Essex Regiment connection EmptyMon Apr 22, 2013 8:17 am

Most massacred - sounds like the Essex Eagles, Martin! :p;:

Back to top Go down
tasker224

tasker224


Posts : 2101
Join date : 2010-07-30
Age : 57
Location : North London

Essex Eagles Cricket 44th Foot East Essex Regiment connection Empty
PostSubject: Re: Essex Eagles Cricket 44th Foot East Essex Regiment connection   Essex Eagles Cricket 44th Foot East Essex Regiment connection EmptyMon Apr 22, 2013 8:19 am

But yes, we think of iSandlwana as being a humiliating massacre, but Gundamak was worse in terme of numbers.
There were also the usual failings in leadership that have always screwed the British Army. LIONS, LEAD BY DONKEYS I think is the expression.
The British were considered to be unconquerable and omnipotent. The Afghan War severely undermined this view. The retreat from Kabul in January 1842 and the annihilation of Elphinstone’s Kabul garrison dealt a mortal blow to British prestige in the East only rivaled by the fall of Singapore 100 years later.
The causes of the disaster are easily stated: the difficulties of campaigning in Afghanistan’s inhospitable mountainous terrain with its extremes of weather, the turbulent politics of the country and its armed and refractory population and finally the failure of the British authorities to appoint senior officers capable of conducting the campaign competently and decisively.

The entire force of 690 British soldiers, 2,840 Indian soldiers and 12,000 followers were killed or in a few cases taken prisoner. The 44th Foot lost 22 officers and 645 soldiers, mostly killed.

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
Back to top Go down
 
Essex Eagles Cricket 44th Foot East Essex Regiment connection
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» THE ROYAL EAST KENT REGIMENT 3rd FOOT, BUFFS EAST KENT REGIMENT - 1st & 2nd V.B.
» Lieutenant Colonel Henry Parnell 3rd (East Kent) Regiment of Foot (The Buff’s)
» Lieutenant David Francis Lewis, 3rd (East Kent) Regiment of Foot (The Buff’s)

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
WWW.1879ZULUWAR.COM  :: GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA-
Jump to: