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Lord Chelmsford Said .Buller is ‘one of the finest soldiers of the century’, so modest and reticent –that it was difficult to say for what individual deed he had got the Victoria Cross as he had been doing acts worthy of it all along the line
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Here we go again, see what I mean about ignoring the name that the regiment carried for the longest period in its lifetime (the best part of 100 years), and just look at the way Atkinson has called it the swb 24th foot 1689 - 1937, what a total insult to the memory of the mostly Englishmen of the regiment. And to describe it has 1689 - 1937 is yet another insult to the English origins and battle honours won by the mostly Englishmen of the regiment. Atkinson is giving the pre 1881 credit, honours, and glory to the swb, yet the swb did not come into existance until 1881, and it was NEVER the 24th foot, it was just the swb, the 24th foot was the 2nd Warwickshire regiment NOT the bloody swb, so Atkinson is adding to the lies to continue the myth created by the 'anti English', 'chip on the shoulder' Baker in his bias 1964 film zulu. If I had met up with this Baker bloke I would have had some very good advice to give him, and if he didn't like it he could have lumped it, fibbers don't like being given the truth, it sometimes hurts.
Posts : 3917 Join date : 2008-11-01 Age : 61 Location : KENT
Sorry Pete, I should have said which book it was that I was refering to, but when I saw its title in the list, I just had to draw other members attention to the blatantly misguiding title, which yet again provides a bit more ammo to the myth that was created by the 'anti English' Baker.
Don't worry mate, I will keep 'firing away' each time I find a reference to the swb that rightly belongs to the pre 1881 regiment (including of course the 24th (2nd Warwickshire) regiment), if no one else will respect the history, battle honours and glory of the Englishmen and their regiment, at least I will, why should the welsh get the credit for something that is not rightly theirs.
'Omnis Honor et Gloria in XXIV'
John Y, many thanks for pointing it out to Pete.
Posts : 10077 Join date : 2009-04-07 Age : 64 Location : Melbourne, Australia
Subject: Some bargain prices here Tue Jul 19, 2016 3:27 am
Fire away Martin , independent fire at will , FIRE , watch your markers , watch your markers ! . 90th
Subject: Re: Some bargain prices here! Tue Jul 19, 2016 11:56 am
Don't worry Gary me old wombat, I have plenty of rounds for the MH, and the bayonet is fixed ready to give the coup de gras, I also have my sword by my side, and I can take my pick of an Adams or a Webley, "They shall not pass"