Zulu: Lieutenant John Chard:What's our strength? Lieutenant Gonville Bromhead:Seven officers including surgeon, commissaries and so on; Adendorff now I suppose; wounded and sick 36, fit for duty 97 and about 40 native levies. Not much of an army for you
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Well, at least this article has given the credit for this brave action back to the 24th (2nd Warwickshire) regiment (where it rightly belongs), and also pointed out some of the other mistakes in this film (of which there are many).
Now, if only other articles, places, books, magazines, web sites, etc, etc, etc, would follow this articles example, then the 24th (2nd Warwickshire) regiment might just get the recognition, justice and glory that it fully deserves, and bring to an end the myth that the regiment was welsh and called the swb, when in actual fact, there was not even a regiment with a welsh name that ever took part in the AZW.
Nice find Les.
Subject: Re: Zulu at 50 Sat Jan 04, 2014 12:43 pm
Hiya Martin, cant take any credit mate..that belongs to Alan admin..personally and in general i would'nt be caught dead reading that trashy rag ..
Well mate, I don't get any of the daily rags (to full of ad's and other junk), I just watch the news on the telly or go online for anything of interest. But like I said, at least this article at long last gives the credit back to the 24th (2nd Warwickshire) regiment (to which the glory and the honour rightfully belongs), rather than go along with the same old lies about it being an all welsh affair, which, as you know, is a load of tripe that was propagated by Baker due to the anti English chip on his shoulder, ironically however, he played the part of an Englishman and an officer rather than play the part of a common soldier from his native Wales, mind you, there wasn't that many welshmen for him to play was there?
Subject: Re: Zulu at 50 Sat Jan 04, 2014 6:19 pm
Hiya Martin, yeah i dont buy n p's any more either! i dont like being force fed other peoples opinions.. yes Cardwell and his ilk brought about the demise of many a famous regt with his reforms, no chance of the old 24th being forgotten with people such as your good self.. As to the ludicrous over exaggeration of the welsh connection!.out of the total garrison now revised to 155 ( jw ? ) the welsh of any connection only amounted to fifteen percent!! cheers Les