WWW.1879ZULUWAR.COM

Film Zulu: Colour Sergeant Bourne : The sentries report Zulus to the southwest. Thousands of them.
 
HomeHome  GalleryGallery  SearchSearch  RegisterRegister  Log inLog in  
Latest topics
» New British Muzleloaders videos on Isandlwana
On the tp of the hill? EmptyYesterday at 11:08 am by aussie inkosi

» Colour - Sergeant George William Mabin
On the tp of the hill? EmptyMon Apr 12, 2021 11:07 am by Visitor

» In Affectionate Remembrance of P.C. Stephens
On the tp of the hill? EmptyFri Apr 09, 2021 10:55 am by John Young

» Trpr. Simpson's medal
On the tp of the hill? EmptyThu Apr 08, 2021 5:13 pm by Julian Whybra

» Someone maybe able to help. 2235 Pte A F Edmonds J7th DCOLrg
On the tp of the hill? EmptyThu Apr 08, 2021 3:30 am by 90th

» Medal ribbon on Patrol Jacket
On the tp of the hill? EmptySun Apr 04, 2021 9:47 pm by John Young

» Zulu War Medal
On the tp of the hill? EmptySun Apr 04, 2021 6:23 pm by Kenny

» One of the lesser-known stories. It took place around the same time as Isandlwana.
On the tp of the hill? EmptySun Apr 04, 2021 9:54 am by Julian Whybra

» List of identified bodies at Isandlwana
On the tp of the hill? EmptySun Apr 04, 2021 9:29 am by Julian Whybra

» Isandlwana Survivor photo's
On the tp of the hill? EmptySat Apr 03, 2021 7:06 pm by ADMIN

» <Pte. W. Dunne 2nd Btn 3rd (East Kent) Regiment ('The Buffs') & Sgt. O. Hydenburg (Aydenburg) Natal Native Contingent,)
On the tp of the hill? EmptyFri Apr 02, 2021 1:33 pm by gardner1879

» William Papworth. Alan Gardner's servant.
On the tp of the hill? EmptyThu Apr 01, 2021 10:28 pm by gardner1879

» Smith-Dorrien 1881
On the tp of the hill? EmptyThu Apr 01, 2021 5:45 pm by John Young

» Archibald Forbes query
On the tp of the hill? EmptyTue Mar 30, 2021 11:26 am by Julian Whybra

» Norris-Newman
On the tp of the hill? EmptyMon Mar 29, 2021 10:17 am by ADMIN

» Forum questions or problems!
On the tp of the hill? EmptySun Mar 28, 2021 10:25 pm by ADMIN

» Pte Lewitt of the 58th Foot
On the tp of the hill? EmptySun Mar 28, 2021 12:09 am by 90th

» nTshingwayo ka Mahole
On the tp of the hill? EmptyFri Mar 26, 2021 6:07 am by Frank Allewell

» George Astell Pardoe Lieutentant, 13th Light Infantry
On the tp of the hill? EmptyWed Mar 24, 2021 12:13 am by 90th

» Press coverage of the Zulu King
On the tp of the hill? EmptyMon Mar 22, 2021 9:33 am by Frank Allewell

» Mini Series : Shaka: King of the Zulu Nation
On the tp of the hill? EmptySat Mar 20, 2021 9:47 am by Frank Allewell

» Henry Felton 3/60th
On the tp of the hill? EmptyFri Mar 19, 2021 1:28 pm by Will M

» Pvt John Llyod 1/24th
On the tp of the hill? EmptyWed Mar 17, 2021 7:12 pm by gardner1879

» William De Passey, 17th Lancers.1879.
On the tp of the hill? EmptyWed Mar 17, 2021 2:00 pm by 1879graves

» Natal Transport Service
On the tp of the hill? EmptyTue Mar 16, 2021 10:07 pm by 90th

» The Passing of His Majesty King Goodwill Zwelithini
On the tp of the hill? EmptySat Mar 13, 2021 5:38 pm by Brett Hendey

» Prevost, William. Ensign. Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders
On the tp of the hill? EmptySat Mar 13, 2021 11:15 am by John Young

» 9312 Sapper H Cuthbert 5th Field Coy RE
On the tp of the hill? EmptyFri Mar 12, 2021 1:29 pm by ADMIN

» Zulu War to Boer war. Those who served in both.
On the tp of the hill? EmptyWed Mar 10, 2021 3:02 pm by 1879graves

» Captain Gardner's Escort
On the tp of the hill? EmptyTue Mar 09, 2021 10:50 pm by WeekendWarrior

» Out there from David Jackson
On the tp of the hill? EmptyTue Mar 09, 2021 5:20 pm by Julian Whybra

» The source of the MacKinnon & Shadbolt map discovered.
On the tp of the hill? EmptyTue Mar 09, 2021 2:28 am by WeekendWarrior

» Experiences During the Zulu War
On the tp of the hill? EmptyTue Mar 09, 2021 12:25 am by Peter35

» Duck, Veterinary Colonel Francis, CB, AVD, PRCVS
On the tp of the hill? EmptyMon Mar 08, 2021 6:12 pm by 1879graves

» 2nd Battalion, 24th (2nd Warwickshire) Regiment, September 1879
On the tp of the hill? EmptyFri Mar 05, 2021 5:28 pm by Kenny

Search
 
 

Display results as :
 
Rechercher Advanced Search
Battle Of ISANDLWANA1879/01/22 Camp Over Run
Top posters
90th
On the tp of the hill? Bar_leftOn the tp of the hill? BarOn the tp of the hill? Bar_right 
Frank Allewell
On the tp of the hill? Bar_leftOn the tp of the hill? BarOn the tp of the hill? Bar_right 
littlehand
On the tp of the hill? Bar_leftOn the tp of the hill? BarOn the tp of the hill? Bar_right 
ADMIN
On the tp of the hill? Bar_leftOn the tp of the hill? BarOn the tp of the hill? Bar_right 
1879graves
On the tp of the hill? Bar_leftOn the tp of the hill? BarOn the tp of the hill? Bar_right 
rusteze
On the tp of the hill? Bar_leftOn the tp of the hill? BarOn the tp of the hill? Bar_right 
Chelmsfordthescapegoat
On the tp of the hill? Bar_leftOn the tp of the hill? BarOn the tp of the hill? Bar_right 
John
On the tp of the hill? Bar_leftOn the tp of the hill? BarOn the tp of the hill? Bar_right 
Mr M. Cooper
On the tp of the hill? Bar_leftOn the tp of the hill? BarOn the tp of the hill? Bar_right 
Julian Whybra
On the tp of the hill? Bar_leftOn the tp of the hill? BarOn the tp of the hill? Bar_right 
Top posting users this month
Julian Whybra
On the tp of the hill? Bar_leftOn the tp of the hill? BarOn the tp of the hill? Bar_right 
gardner1879
On the tp of the hill? Bar_leftOn the tp of the hill? BarOn the tp of the hill? Bar_right 
Frank Allewell
On the tp of the hill? Bar_leftOn the tp of the hill? BarOn the tp of the hill? Bar_right 
John Young
On the tp of the hill? Bar_leftOn the tp of the hill? BarOn the tp of the hill? Bar_right 
90th
On the tp of the hill? Bar_leftOn the tp of the hill? BarOn the tp of the hill? Bar_right 
aussie inkosi
On the tp of the hill? Bar_leftOn the tp of the hill? BarOn the tp of the hill? Bar_right 
Shaun Winkler
On the tp of the hill? Bar_leftOn the tp of the hill? BarOn the tp of the hill? Bar_right 
Kenny
On the tp of the hill? Bar_leftOn the tp of the hill? BarOn the tp of the hill? Bar_right 
ADMIN
On the tp of the hill? Bar_leftOn the tp of the hill? BarOn the tp of the hill? Bar_right 
1879graves
On the tp of the hill? Bar_leftOn the tp of the hill? BarOn the tp of the hill? Bar_right 
Most active topics
Durnford was he capable.1
Durnford was he capable. 4
Isandlwana, Last Stands
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
24th harford Durnford Prince james payne spalding taylor Isandlwana drift horse carbineers Russell Police zulu Mounted Natal Forbes john smith henry melvill Woolfryes Franklin George martini
 

 On the tp of the hill?

Go down 
AuthorMessage
ymob

ymob

Posts : 2268
Join date : 2010-10-22
Location : France

On the tp of the hill? Empty
PostSubject: On the tp of the hill?   On the tp of the hill? EmptyWed Nov 19, 2014 8:48 pm

Bonsoir,
Walter Higginson said: "I made my report to the Colonel [Durnford] and he then ordered me to send some men to the top of Isandhlwana to watch the hills, the men had been up about half an hour without sending down any news, so i sent another native up with orders to come down with news at once, he returned very soon and brought news that the natives were retiring". (source: Higginson official report quoted in "Zulu rising" by IK p.327-328)
Higginson suggests that the native didn't reached the top of the hill (I.E:"he returned very soon").
I think it's possible that the native reached the summit and really saw that the zulus were retiring.
There is a note in "Zulu Battle piece" by Sir Reginald Coupland:(p.63 / edition 1991)
"From its precipitous southern end the mount can easily be climbed. When the author visited the site (december, 29, 1947), an athletic member of his party reached the top from the col [nek] in seven minutes, another older member in fifteen".

Just a thought.

Cheers.

Frédéric
Back to top Go down
http://frbomy@hotmail.fr
Frank Allewell

Frank Allewell

Posts : 7728
Join date : 2009-09-21
Age : 74
Location : Cape Town South Africa

On the tp of the hill? Empty
PostSubject: Re: On the tp of the hill?   On the tp of the hill? EmptyThu Nov 20, 2014 4:46 am

North West is the easiest climb, took me thirty minutes at best.

Its an interesting comment because it puts another time scale onto Durnfords stay in camp, generally accepted as around an hour.
Durnford arrives, arranges his troops and consults Pulleine.
Sends men to the top of the hill, but would the half an hour include their climbing time? If not then we would look at around 45 to 50 minutes expired time.
Then a second climber is sent up and comes back with a message, minimum of 40 minutes.
Other messages are also coming in from the plateau around this time, we don't really know their sequence. But from that point Durnford decides to leave having now been at the camp for at least one and a half hours.
In the meantime Raw etc had all been dispatched to the plateau, so if the sentries were reporting on the enemy withdrawing, it could have been at any time over their watch period, why didn't any of the troops sent by Durnford also report that? Or at least mention it in their statements.
They didn't hence they couldn't have seen it, leads to the conclusion then that the hill top sentries reports were of a sighting at a greater distance. Beyond the plateau and more towards the base of Mabaso, or even beyond iThusi in the Quabe Valley.
Interesting points Frederic

Cheers
Back to top Go down
ymob

ymob

Posts : 2268
Join date : 2010-10-22
Location : France

On the tp of the hill? Empty
PostSubject: Re: On the tp of the hill?   On the tp of the hill? EmptyThu Nov 20, 2014 11:17 am

Springbok,
Excellent point.
Cheers
Back to top Go down
http://frbomy@hotmail.fr
Frank Allewell

Frank Allewell

Posts : 7728
Join date : 2009-09-21
Age : 74
Location : Cape Town South Africa

On the tp of the hill? Empty
PostSubject: Re: On the tp of the hill?   On the tp of the hill? EmptyThu Nov 20, 2014 2:12 pm

Frederic
Ive been looking at some photos, its highly possible that the sentries were looking at the top of the Ngwebini. The traditional point that raw is supposed to have discovered the impi is viewable from the top of iSandlwana. So potentially the lookouts could have seen the for runner of the movements towards the point indicated by lock and Quantrill in TMFHT.
Cheers
Back to top Go down
Guest
Guest



On the tp of the hill? Empty
PostSubject: Re: On the tp of the hill?   On the tp of the hill? EmptyThu Nov 20, 2014 7:55 pm

Durnford's stay in camp, generally accepted
to be about an hour, this has it at an hour and
three quarter's..

On the tp of the hill? Timeincamp
Back to top Go down
Frank Allewell

Frank Allewell

Posts : 7728
Join date : 2009-09-21
Age : 74
Location : Cape Town South Africa

On the tp of the hill? Empty
PostSubject: Re: On the tp of the hill?   On the tp of the hill? EmptyFri Nov 21, 2014 6:27 am

Morning Les.
Drooglever?
I would, very humbly, disagree with the 10 oclock time of arrival. Out of the 13 separate timings given , the 10.30 'fits' the days scenario. Its also the time given by the man closest to the action, Cochrane.
To quote from " A Question of time": The ride from Rorkes Drift to iSandlwana is mostly up hill and would therefore be covered by a horse at a fast walk. Since the distance is around 17 kilometres then the rate of travel would be approx. 6.4 Ks per hour ( Based on figures from Sir Garnet Wolseley )."
That would give around 2 hours 45 minutes traveling time. Add to that Durnfords stop to confer with Chard, say 15 minutes, gives 3 hours for the journey.
Its documented that Durnford left RD at 7.30 ( Cochran, Davis etc ) therefore 10.30 works as a basis to plan the day..
Higginson outs a different time on it, 10 oclock, but assuming that the time of 10.30 is correct then he, Higginson, would have arrived back in camp some minutes after that as the conversation between Durnford and Pulleine had already taken place ( I delivered my report to Col Pulleine but he referred me to Col Durnford. ) After delivering that report he then sent men to the top of the hill. So 10 minutes to get from the camp to the top of the hill, 30 minutes up there, another 20 to 25 minutes for a messenger to be sent up and get back then the decision to move out. In between the rocket battery arrives around 11.15 and Durnford leaves camp around 11.30..............maybe?
That time assumes that the length of time for 3 trips up the mountain plus 30 minutes on top can all be squeezed into an hour? Tall order.

Cheers
Back to top Go down
Guest
Guest



On the tp of the hill? Empty
PostSubject: Re: On the tp of the hill?   On the tp of the hill? EmptyFri Nov 21, 2014 3:57 pm

Fair enough! but the ? after Drooglever could be applied
to all! you are the only one attempting to set the definitive
timeline for the battle..point being it simply can not be 
done with any amount of accuracy! most statements are at
best contradictory..but they are there for all to see! so then
Durnford arrives at 10.30, leaves at 11.30, Pulleine orders
Degacher to send Much's E, commanded by Cavaye at 12.00,
he threw out Dyson a hundred yards to his left, they were
there for 35 mins and then were joined by F under Mostyn..

So Durnford leaves the camp!. i had a quick look at Jackson,
ITSR, Knight ZR, Laband, KIC, and Gon TRTI. L&Q ZV, they all
pretty much say the same.. Meanwhile at Helpmaaker Lieut
Wilfred Heaton noted in his diary that the eclipse began at 11.51,
the battle proper was raging at about 12.45, by 1.30 the Zulu 
were in the amongst the tents and the right was ' around the back '.
it was all over bar the shouting by around two ish, yet Edward 
Durnford noted his brothers watch had stopped at 3.40 after the
fatal stab, he believes..and the last man died at around 5.30, are
any of these times to be relied on? is my real point!

Which leaves me to ask you Frank..are you going to publish a new
thesis or the like, to be placed in the public domain with your
definitive timeline presented?. i have been noting your views for
well over a year now and would be delighted if you declared your
intention on this. of course your opening ? after my citing  the
Drooglever thesis again, would suggest that you think me over
reliant on his view's...fair point, but point me to another source 
which can come close and i will look at that. bearing in mind i have
most of them. lastly i humbly submit that the real time line was not
set by the British at all. not even close..happenstance! no..a carefully
orchestrated decoy? Matshana heading off Dartnell so he would not
discover the main Impi!. Finally the Zulu, contrary to popular opinion
did not mind fighting that day, dead moon or not, see decoy, ie that
was fighting..they controlled that day from start to finish, in the after
math of the war the Zulu told the British just what they wanted to hear.
Back to top Go down
Frank Allewell

Frank Allewell

Posts : 7728
Join date : 2009-09-21
Age : 74
Location : Cape Town South Africa

On the tp of the hill? Empty
PostSubject: Re: On the tp of the hill?   On the tp of the hill? EmptyFri Nov 21, 2014 7:05 pm

The ? after Drooglever was exactly what it was, a question if the quote was Drooglever. Careful mate your paranoya is showing. Your times are aall subject to debate, that's exactly what Ive been doing for 40 years. No times are definitive on that day, but a look at the minutae brings us closer. If we are to purely accept every thing as written then be my guest. The objest of a discussion forum is to discuss and through that intercourse potential results are found. To that end this forum has stimulated research that has produced results, long may it continue. To merely provide past written and possibly not subjective views are not condusive to moving debate forward. Challenge of conventional viewpoints is a way of reaching conclusions beyond the accepted norm.
No I have no intention of publishing a thesis, my thoughts are put into the public domain to stimulate not stifle.

Cheers
Back to top Go down
Frank Allewell

Frank Allewell

Posts : 7728
Join date : 2009-09-21
Age : 74
Location : Cape Town South Africa

On the tp of the hill? Empty
PostSubject: Re: On the tp of the hill?   On the tp of the hill? EmptyFri Nov 21, 2014 7:08 pm

Sorry about the spelling my keyboard is really badly screwed up
Back to top Go down
Frank Allewell

Frank Allewell

Posts : 7728
Join date : 2009-09-21
Age : 74
Location : Cape Town South Africa

On the tp of the hill? Empty
PostSubject: Re: On the tp of the hill?   On the tp of the hill? EmptyFri Nov 21, 2014 7:24 pm

Should have added by the way that the attribution of comment by Heaton is wrong. There is no hand written reference to that in his diary, there is a printed reference and that was inserted by the printers of the diary. THAT is an example of taking the printed word at face value without doing your own research.
Here are some genuine figures for the eclipse corrected for local time and location. Eclipse began 13.10, Maximum 14.35 and end 15.51
I have no intention of launching into a crit of Drooglever, its a really good work. BUT at times his research lets him down.
And that goes for every single writer of both the historical and modern era. Argument/debate needs to be conducted on the basis of source material, not somebodies interpretation of such.

Cheers

Back to top Go down
Guest
Guest



On the tp of the hill? Empty
PostSubject: Re: On the tp of the hill?   On the tp of the hill? EmptyFri Nov 21, 2014 8:12 pm

Again very interesting!. i would state to no one in particular that
my current mental health is the same, which is to say sharp as a tack!
yes i do take account of everything that has been written, well as much
of it that i have read, which has been a lot to be fair, i think i have the
correct take on this one particular battle that some, seem to over obsess 
about!..i have no wish to stifle any debate, i am one member out of
whatever the total is?. i have an opinion and people are free to answer
or not as they seek fit.

There is no point in going through the above point by point, i get it, i'm not
flavour of the month in this place, well boo hoo! i have no need of any
virtual friends..  i stated from the start and have since that i post alone! 
i'm a grown up and can more than take care of myself in any debate about
the AZW. i have noticed the cracks about my supposed paranoia. sadly repeated
by yourself. it's been a very long time since i left the playground but i guess 
some things never change. as i type this i am fully conscious of what i am 
saying and how it will be taken and perceived, but its straight! nothing veiled..
no offence meant, truly, but fully expect massive offence to be taken. pity
this cant be on the subject i sincerely have dedicated a large portion of my life
to.
Back to top Go down
Frank Allewell

Frank Allewell

Posts : 7728
Join date : 2009-09-21
Age : 74
Location : Cape Town South Africa

On the tp of the hill? Empty
PostSubject: Re: On the tp of the hill?   On the tp of the hill? EmptySat Nov 22, 2014 2:51 am

No offence taken Les, stop taking things to heart. There are no personal attacks from me.

Cheers Mate
Back to top Go down
 
On the tp of the hill?
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
WWW.1879ZULUWAR.COM  :: ZULU WAR BATTLES-
Jump to: