A Mr Jenkins makes a comment about a childish despatch sent by Lord Chelmsford. Can anyone shed any light or point me in the right direction as to what was in this despatch that led Jenkins to make this statement.
Mr. E. JENKINS 14 March 1879 Commons Sitting
I simply say I am being interrupted by the hon. Member for Hastings. [Cries of "Spoke!" and "Go on!"] (The hon. Member, taking up the Parliamentary Paper containing the despatches relating to Zululand, proceeded to criticize the proceedings of the civil and military authorities before the commencement of military operations. The hon. Member also proceeded to criticize the movements of the columns before and after the defeat at Isandula, as described in Lord Chelmsford's "childish" despatch.)