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PostSubject: On foot or on horseback?   On foot or on horseback? EmptyWed Apr 24, 2013 6:53 am

Hi all

Among the whites who survived Isandhlwana, there was more mounted or that dismounted ?

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PostSubject: On foot or on Horseback   On foot or on horseback? EmptyWed Apr 24, 2013 7:12 am

I'm sure this has been well covered Rascal , no white's on foot survived !
Cheers 90th.
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PostSubject: Re: On foot or on horseback?   On foot or on horseback? EmptyWed Apr 24, 2013 7:48 am

90th,

Admittedly he was on horseback up until the Buffalo River, but Horace Smith-Dorrien made his escape from the river through to Helpmekaar on foot.

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PostSubject: On foot or on horseback   On foot or on horseback? EmptyWed Apr 24, 2013 8:03 am

Agree Jimu , but I think Pascal is only referring to those that left Isandlwana on foot . Several from memory were unhorsed at the Buffalo and managed to survive .
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PostSubject: Re: On foot or on horseback?   On foot or on horseback? EmptyWed Apr 24, 2013 10:41 am

There are no statistics ? As there were few white survivors, it should be known , no ?...

In addition, all the fugitives did not take the same route, so it also had to play on survival ...

Besides those who fled earlier than others ...
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