WWW.1879ZULUWAR.COM
Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.

WWW.1879ZULUWAR.COM

Film Zulu quote: Reverend Otto Witt: One thousand British soldiers have been massacred. While I stood here talking peace, a war has started.
 
HomeHome  GalleryGallery  SearchSearch  RegisterRegister  Log inLog in  
Latest topics
» Sir Robert Gordon Gilmour
20th January EmptyYesterday at 10:06 am by ADMIN

» Lieutenant Anthony Kingscote, HMS Tenedos
20th January EmptyYesterday at 4:34 am by 90th

» Lieutenant Frederick Streatfield Pelly, RN
20th January EmptyTue Sep 29, 2020 4:09 pm by 1879graves

» KEYNSHAMLIGHTHORSE GRAVES WEBSITE
20th January EmptyTue Sep 29, 2020 8:08 am by ADMIN

» William De Passey, 17th Lancers.1879.
20th January EmptySat Sep 26, 2020 7:38 pm by 1879graves

» Regimental numbers
20th January EmptyFri Sep 25, 2020 12:55 pm by Frank Allewell

» Lance Corporal Robert Eaton NMP
20th January EmptyFri Sep 25, 2020 11:25 am by Frank Allewell

» Isandlwana, Last Stands
20th January EmptyFri Sep 25, 2020 9:13 am by Julian Whybra

» Colour of Lord Chelsmford eyes
20th January EmptyFri Sep 25, 2020 8:05 am by Simonsole

» List of identified bodies at Isandlwana
20th January EmptyThu Sep 17, 2020 5:30 am by John Young

» Defenders of Rorkes Drift
20th January EmptyWed Sep 16, 2020 6:47 pm by Digger

» Colour Sgt Anthony Clark Booth, VC.
20th January EmptyTue Sep 15, 2020 6:47 pm by ADMIN

» Cpl John Lyons
20th January EmptyMon Sep 14, 2020 7:49 pm by Bill8183

» A Case of Mistaken Identity?
20th January EmptyMon Sep 14, 2020 11:29 am by John Young

» What happened next
20th January EmptyMon Sep 14, 2020 10:51 am by Springbok

» Surgeon Espine Charles Ward
20th January EmptyWed Sep 09, 2020 9:38 am by John Young

» 2nd Lieutenant William Lancelot James, 2nd/4th Regiment.
20th January EmptyMon Sep 07, 2020 2:41 pm by ADMIN

» Explaining Amabutho in one word??
20th January EmptyMon Sep 07, 2020 11:49 am by SRB1965

» Non-Combat Casualties - Royal Navy and Royal Marines
20th January EmptyThu Sep 03, 2020 4:05 pm by Frank Allewell

» Non-Combat Casualties - Royal Artillery
20th January EmptyWed Sep 02, 2020 8:01 pm by Catiline63

» Colonel William,Egerton Saunders, C.B
20th January EmptySun Aug 30, 2020 10:46 pm by ADMIN

» Lieutenant-Colonel David Campbell Williamson.
20th January EmptySun Aug 30, 2020 10:32 pm by ADMIN

» Brigade Surgeon E. J. Boulton
20th January EmptySun Aug 30, 2020 10:02 pm by ADMIN

» Joseph Walter O’Malley Martin. Assistant Surgeon
20th January EmptySun Aug 30, 2020 9:52 pm by ADMIN

» Quarter-Master William London
20th January EmptySun Aug 30, 2020 9:32 pm by ADMIN

» Surgeon Major Henry Lamb
20th January EmptySun Aug 30, 2020 9:19 pm by ADMIN

» Lieutenant Robert Thomas Graves Lowry
20th January EmptySun Aug 30, 2020 9:13 pm by ADMIN

» Sgt. John Philip Archbell NNC
20th January EmptySun Aug 30, 2020 8:43 pm by ADMIN

» Tpr. John Ross Natal Carbineer
20th January EmptySun Aug 30, 2020 8:27 pm by ADMIN

» Non-Combat Casualties in Colonial and Native Units
20th January EmptySun Aug 30, 2020 11:52 am by Julian Whybra

» Victorian HMS SHAH South Africa Zulu Wars Medal William Morrison Royal Navy
20th January EmptyFri Aug 28, 2020 5:50 pm by Petty Officer Tom

» South African 1879 Zulu War medal to Corp R Starkey 57th Regiment of Foot
20th January EmptyFri Aug 28, 2020 3:50 pm by 1879graves

» 2/4th Foot at Hlobane/Kambula
20th January EmptyFri Aug 28, 2020 4:12 am by 90th

» England's Sons 9th edition
20th January EmptyWed Aug 26, 2020 6:20 pm by Herbie

» Strange tales from Isandlwana
20th January EmptySun Aug 23, 2020 4:25 pm by SRB1965

Search
 
 

Display results as :
 
Rechercher Advanced Search
Black as Hell, Thick as Grass
Top posters
90th
20th January Bar_left20th January Bar20th January Bar_right 
Frank Allewell
20th January Bar_left20th January Bar20th January Bar_right 
littlehand
20th January Bar_left20th January Bar20th January Bar_right 
ADMIN
20th January Bar_left20th January Bar20th January Bar_right 
1879graves
20th January Bar_left20th January Bar20th January Bar_right 
rusteze
20th January Bar_left20th January Bar20th January Bar_right 
Chelmsfordthescapegoat
20th January Bar_left20th January Bar20th January Bar_right 
John
20th January Bar_left20th January Bar20th January Bar_right 
Mr M. Cooper
20th January Bar_left20th January Bar20th January Bar_right 
Julian Whybra
20th January Bar_left20th January Bar20th January Bar_right 
Top posting users this month
Most active topics
Isandlwana, Last Stands
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
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
Pte David Jenkins. 'Forgotten' Survivor of Rorke's Drift Returned to Official Records
The missing five hours.
Isandlwana, Last Stands
Adding to the Library
The ammunition question
Recent Members To The ZULU WAR 1879 Discussion & Reference Forum ( A Small Victorian War in 1879)
ISANDLWANA SURVIVIORS
Durnford was he capable.5
Pte David Jenkins. 'Forgotten' Survivor of Rorke's Drift Returned to Official Records
Lieutenant Adendorff 1-3 N.N.C.
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.
Keywords
horse martini zulu spalding john henry George payne Franklin Woolfryes gardner 24th Durnford Isandlwana Natal drift Russell william taylor melvill Prince james Mounted harford Police smith

 

 20th January

Go down 
AuthorMessage
Frank Allewell

Frank Allewell

Posts : 7591
Join date : 2009-09-21
Age : 73
Location : Cape Town South Africa

20th January Empty
PostSubject: 20th January   20th January EmptyMon Jan 20, 2014 6:12 am

Monday morning, the invasion had to proceed, time spent at Rorkes Drift was slowly eroding the supply base painstakingly built up by the commissariat. Despite concerns over the road Chelmsford gave the orders to move.
15 kilometres away was the camp site selected by Chelmsford as the next base. Isandlwana.
[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
The road was treacherous meandering through boggy areas in parts and hard shale in others. Crossing the Bashe and the Manzimyama streams was only achieved thanks to the intervention of the colonials, more experience in handling the oxen and bulky wagons. Still a large portion of the columns wagons did not make the camp area by nightfall and had to be guarded by a company of imperial soldiers. Strung out, not lagered, the guards peering into the black night, every sound a potential Zulu attack. By morning tired and dispirited they still had to move on, moving the wagons across the swamps with brute force. A tired force by the time they reached their new home.
A letter from Major Clery to Sir Archibald Alison in March informs that Chelmsford had usurped command of the column and was making all major decisions without reference to Glyn. Glyn himself had suggested forming a lager on arrival at Isandlawan but the idea was rejected by Lord Chelmsford saying: 'he wished to have the wagons free to turn back to Rorkes Drift and to lager would take to much time.'
Chelmsford in the meantime moved forward across the Isandlwana plain to investigate the way forward. He determined that a large scouting force would need to sweep the Malakathi and Hlazakazi area for any signs of hostile forces before committing his column to the move.
Colonel Durnfords column arrived at Rorkes drift and established camp on the Zulu side some 500 metres back from the river on the rising ground. Waiting didn't go to well with the Colonel and in a letter to his mother he spoke of the depression at being a rear guard.
[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]

The impi was drawing closer, two columns separated but in sight, cutting a swath through the veld. Creating a path that would take a season to recover. Slowly, to conserve energy, but inexorably approaching the massive bulk of Isiphesi circling around the Isandlwana plain to approach the camp from the least suspected area of the Nqutu plateau.
Back to top Go down
 
20th January
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

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