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PostSubject: The Battlefield   The Battlefield EmptyFri Aug 09, 2013 8:11 am

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This is a composit of 5 seperate photos, shows the battlefield in all its glory from Durnfords Donga ( group of buildings on the left ) to the Nyoni ridge on the right.

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PostSubject: The Battlefield    The Battlefield EmptyFri Aug 09, 2013 8:27 am

Great work springy , just shows the distances involved .
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PostSubject: Re: The Battlefield   The Battlefield EmptyFri Aug 09, 2013 1:03 pm

I like this shot in particular, it puts the battlefield firmly into scale

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PostSubject: The Battlefield    The Battlefield EmptyFri Aug 09, 2013 1:25 pm

Hi Springy .
I agree 100 % , I think it's a wonderful picture , well worth framing . What are the chances of you getting a few printed up and possibly selling them ? .
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PostSubject: Re: The Battlefield   The Battlefield EmptySun Aug 11, 2013 1:41 pm

very nice sir. thanks for posting. from that distance the mountain does resemble the sphinx.
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PostSubject: Re: The Battlefield   The Battlefield EmptySun Aug 11, 2013 7:26 pm

Nice Photo, have you any close-ups of the hill itself. I would like to see the cave where a soldier fought till the last, I cant imagine the fear going through his mind as he fired his last.
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PostSubject: Re: The Battlefield   The Battlefield EmptyMon Aug 12, 2013 12:30 am

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Cromwell its cover here, link below, including photo of the cave inquestion.

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PostSubject: Re: The Battlefield   The Battlefield EmptyMon Aug 12, 2013 9:32 am

It is debatable who was the last man standing.:
uMhoti was eating sugar and watching Chelmsfords men returning ( should give an idea of the time) in the distance when he was started by a shot from the slopes of Mahlabamkhosi. "A soldier had been lying there ans seeing a zulu approach, fired at and killed him, and then made a run for it;but was soon overtaken and speared."

Possibly this was the last man?

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PostSubject: The Battlefield    The Battlefield EmptyMon Aug 12, 2013 10:02 am

Hi Springy .
Form where did you find that snippet ? . You need to study mo 
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PostSubject: Re: The Battlefield   The Battlefield EmptyMon Aug 12, 2013 10:06 am

Its cropped up a couple of times, easiest is the Big Silver book page 89.
I have his original statement some where.

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PostSubject: The Battlefield    The Battlefield EmptyMon Aug 12, 2013 10:16 am

Thanks Springy , I read the book a couple of years ago but didnt remember that . Salute 
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PostSubject: Re: The Battlefield   The Battlefield EmptyMon Aug 12, 2013 10:45 am

There is no real consensus as to which is the right cave. This one is above the final Younghusband position.
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This one is the oposite end of the mountain
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