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The Ngwebini Valley where the Zulu Army hid prior to Isandlwana.

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John Chard VC observations and the importance of his papers. For more do follow @nohillsidefilm

On 22 January 1879 at Rorke’s Drift, Lieutenant John Chard VC cast aside his technical duties as a Royal Engineer and took command of close quarter combat for the first time in his life. In doing so he won the VC, tea with Queen Victoria and was lionised by the British press when he returned… Continue reading John Chard VC observations and the importance of his papers. For more do follow @nohillsidefilm

The Case for History: 1879 as 2019

The United States’ relative global power is reducing just as the United Kingdom’s was 100 years ago. Thus, modern wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are worth comparing to the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879. In both cases there was a nearly identical failure to integrate easily available local knowledge into a coherent strategy. Furthermore, both wars were… Continue reading The Case for History: 1879 as 2019

Press Release. Bandoola Productions green lights No Hillside without a Grave.

Bandoola Productions greenlights independent No Hillside without a Grave: a feature documentary about the British in Zululand 1875-1885. It is directed by Bex Singleton and will start principal photography on Monday 29th November in the UK and in South Africa. The documentary is about events depicted in the films Zulu and Zulu Dawn. It brings… Continue reading Press Release. Bandoola Productions green lights No Hillside without a Grave.

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