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Old 07-07-2011, 11:31
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Default The Defence of Rorke's Drift

This action immortalised in the 1960's film ZULU- was probably a "close run thing",with ammunition and food and water running low;the Zulu onslaught on this small outpost just stopped and they retired.
The post had been commendably defended by a detachment of the 2/24th Foot officered by Lts Chard (RE) and Bromhead (24th Foot), ably assisted by a few colonial officers and of course the NCO's of the 24th Foot.
It is not surprising that unprecedented number of VCs were awarded -12-for a dingle action Such generosity was no doubt motivated by political expediency,but in no way does it detract from the stubborn endurance of B Company 2/24th Foot.

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