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Rorke"s Drift 1879

Edmund James Yorke

Rorke"s Drift 1879

by Edmund James Yorke

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Published by Spellmount in Stroud .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Rorke"s Drift, Battle of, South Africa, 1879

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementEdmund Yorke
    SeriesBattle story
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDT1879.R68 Y67 2012
    The Physical Object
    Pagination159 p. :
    Number of Pages159
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25363678M
    ISBN 109780752464008
    LC Control Number2012429499

      The order of battle is inspired on the book: Rorke's Drift 'Pinned like rats in a hole' by Ian Knight, Campaign Ser Osprey Military: British forces: () . Rorke's Drift, , Ian Knight Pinned Like Rats in a Hole. This is an excellent book covering the battle made famous by the film Zulu in great detail. Its 96 pages are crammed full of colour and black and white illustrations with some great plates especially the ones showing the aftermath of the battle and one showing Zulu snipers.

    On 22 January a 20,strong Zulu army decimated the British camp at Isandlwana. On the back of this victory 3,, Zulu warriors swept towards the garrison of Rorke's Drift, expecting to devastate the cstrong British and colonial force there. However, this small, but stalwart group of brave British soldiers withstood this Price Range: $ - $ Zulu Film Quote: Lieutenant John Chard: “The army doesn't like more than one disaster in a day”. Bromhead: “Looks bad in the newspapers and upsets civilians at their breakfast.”.

    RORKE’S DRIFT – SEQUENCE OF EVENTS 8am Lieutenant Chard rode to Isandlwana to confer with the senior Royal Engineer officer Lieutenant MacDowel RE and to ascertain his orders. MacDowel had already left with Chelmsford so Chard was instructed to return to Rorke’s Drift, he breakfasted at the officers mess of the 1/24th Regiment before returning. This book is highly recommended for anyone who wishes to acquaint themselves with battles of Isandlwana, and especially, Rorke's Drift. The author gives a brief history of the British presence in South Africa that led to the events of January, /5(5).


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As a history buff and longtime aficionado of this key battle in British military history, plus having seen the Michael Caine movie ZULU (that made him a star) about this battle, I have always been eager to find out much more about the ACTUAL battle as it really happened.

This book, "Rorke's Drift " answers ALL my questions - and then some/5(24). Battle Story: Rorke's Drift [Yorke, Edmund] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

Battle Story: Rorke's Drift Rorkes Drift has always fascinated me, and I enjoyed this book very much, I recommend it to anyone who enjoyed Zulu and wants to know more about the real facts of the period and the action/5(). Rorke's Drift book. Read 10 reviews from the world's largest community for readers.

Rorke's Drift sums up some of the best traditions of the British /5. Battle of Rorke’s Drift on 22nd January in the Zulu War. The hospital at the western end of the fortifications became the focus for the fighting. Set on fire and stormed by the Zulus, it became untenable. As many men were extracted as possible, the remaining patients perishing in the flames.

Privates John Williams, Henry Hook, William. More Victoria Crosses (11) were awarded to the troops at Rorke's Drift than at any other single battle by the British army.

But that image of valour and nobility in. This action was at Rorke's Drift, Wednesday Thursday 23 January,when some soldiers defended a supply station against some Zulus, aided by the Martini-Henry rifle 'with some guts behind it'. Since the Victoria Cross was instigated by Queen Victoria inonly have been awarded (the double awards for Arthur Martin-Leake, Charles Hazlitt Upham.

Battle Story: Rorke's Drift Kindle Edition 60 men escaped the rest were massacred, the 4, reseve Zulu headed for Rorkes Drift, Prince Dabulamanzi was in command, Cetswayo had forbidden him to Rorkes Drift 1879 book into Natal, Lieutenant Chard had been sent to Rorkes Drift to repair a bridge, Chard being senior took command, shots were heard from /5().

Battles of Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift, (Jan. 22–23, ), first significant battles of the Anglo-Zulu War in Southern Africa.

In December Sir Bartle Frere, the British high commissioner for South Africa, issued an ultimatum to Cetshwayo, the. Defence of Rorke's Drift. This battle took place on January during the Zulu War (). A huge force of Zulus attacked a small British garrison, but was eventually repelled after more than 12 hours of bitter fighting.

The film has added to the legendary nature of Rorke’s Drift, while continuing to lionize the British defenders and the Zulus, for whom there remains immense admiration as disciplined and valorous fighters. The actual events of January are bewildering in themselves. Rorke's Drift sums up some of the best traditions of the British self-image: steadfastness against the odds, victory in adversity and the thin red line.

The British stand deserves to go down in history as one of the most heroic actions of all time. The story of a mere British and Imperial soldiers defending an isolated outpost against over 3, Zulu warriors summed up the Price: $   Rorke’s Drift in is undoubtedly the most famous of Britain’s imperial battles.

With South Africa becoming a more popular tourist destination, never has there been a better time to visit this iconic battlefield and trace the steps of the red-coated heroes who fought against overwhelming odds, winning 11 Victoria : The History Press.

Book is in Like New / near Mint Condition. Will include dust jacket if it originally came with one. Text will be unmarked and pages crisp. Satisfaction is guaranteed with every order. RORKES DRIFT ZULU WAR By James W Bancroft - Hardcover **Mint Condition**.

Buy Rorke's Drift 'Pinned like rats in a hole' (Trade Editions) New edition by Knight, Ian, Perry, Alan (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(21).

Get this from a library. Rorke's Drift [Edmund James Yorke] -- "The small garrison based at Rorke's Drift in South Africa is forever immortalized as one of the British Army's most glorious moments. The garrison was defended by British soldiers with This Roll is compiled from research undertaken by Julian Whybra and Norman Holme and is largely based on the Chard and Bourne Rolls.

Biographical notes on the soldiers of the 24th Foot who were present at Isandhlwana and Rorke's Drift 22/23 January are contained in both 'The Roll Call for Isandhlwana and Rorke's Drift' by Julian Whybra, published by Roberts. The Victoria Cross (VC) was awarded to 23 members of the British Armed Forces and colonial forces for actions performed during the Anglo-Zulu War of The Victoria Cross is a military decoration awarded for valour "in the face of the enemy" to members of the armed forces of some Commonwealth countries and previous British Empire territories.

The VC was introduced in. Fought in January and immortalized in the film epic Zulu, Rorke's Drift represented one of the most glorious, if subsequently controversial episodes in British military history. For 12 desperate hours, outnumbered by overbarely British soldiers, based at the remote mission station of Rorke's Drift, South Africa, were locked in a ferocious life or death/5.

The Battle for Rorke's Drift: The Battle for Rorke's Drift Kindle Edition by Edmund Yorke (Author) Format: Kindle Edition.

out of 5 stars 3 ratings. See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Amazon Price New from Used from /5(3). It was fifty years ago that the Battle of Rorke’s Drift was immortalised in the film Zulu, on the 85th anniversary of the action.

So it seems appropriate to reproduce The Vintage Magazine’s article, ‘A day in the life of Lt John Chard, Royal Engineers – 22 January ’. Whilst the film was not a documentary and for the sake of a good story the historical facts may have been. Rorke’s Drift from the Oscarberg ; Rorke’s Drift today ; THE BATTLE OF RORKE’S DRIFT, 22ND – 23RD JANUARY British forces invaded Zululand on 11 January During the morning of 22 January, reports began to reach Major Spalding, the officer commanding Rorke’s Drift, that Zulus had been seen in the vicinity of Isandlwana.This book traces the course of the Zulu War, covering the major battles of Rorke's Drift, Isandlwana and Khambula, and showing that the British victory was by no means easily won.

The opposing forces - the British, under Gen Sir Arthur Cunnynghame and the Zulus, under their King Cetshwayo - are profiled, and their dress, equipment, organisation Seller Rating: % positive.In January the British military camp at Isandlwana, South Africa, was annihilated by Zulu warriors.

The battle was partly redeemed that night at Rorke's Drift, where defenders held off the Read more.