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Pack 231. Pack of two classic Zulu War prints by Charles Fripp and Alphonse De Neuville.
PCK0231. Pack of two Zulu War military prints by Charles Fripp and Alphonse De Neuville depicting the Defence of Rorkes Drift and the Battle of Isandhlwana. Items in this pack :
Military Print Pack.
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DHM0084A. Battle of Isandhlwana by Charles Fripp. (A)
On the 11th January 1879, a British Force under the command of Lord Chelmsford crossed the Buffalo River into Zululand. A small garrison was left at Rorkes Drift. The force consisted of 1600 British troops, mainly from the 1st and 2nd Battalions 24th Regiment, and 2500 native soldiers. A tented camp was established at Isandhlwana Hill. At 4am on the morning of 22nd January, Lord Chelmsford took half his force to reconnoitre to southeast in search of main Zulu army. Just after 8am a force of 25000 Zulu warriors attacked the remainder of the force in the camp. Surprised, outnumbered by more than six to one, in a position offering little defence, the defenders were soon overpowered and a dreadful slaughter ensued. A few men escaped and re-crossed the Buffalo River to safety. Victoria Crosses were awarded to Lieutenants Melvill and Coghill, who saved the Queens Colour of the 1st/24th and to Private Wassell, 90th Foot, who saved a comrade while escaping across the Buffalo River. Includes 10 printed remarques of main characters at the battle, 5 down each side.
Special Collectors Edition with printed remarques and medals in the border.
Image size 32 inches x 20 inches (81cm x 51cm)
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DHM202C. The Defense of Rorkes Drift by Alphonse De Neuville.
By about 6pm the Zulu attacks had extended all around the front of the post, and fighting raged at hand-to-hand along the mealie-bag wall. Lieutenant Chard himself took up a position on the barricade, firing over the mealie-bags with a Martini-Henry, whilst Lieutenant Bromhead directed any spare men to plug the gaps in the line. The men in the yard and on the front wall were dangerously exposed to the fire of Zulu marksmen posted in the rocky terraces on Shiyane (Oskarsberg) hill behind the post. Several men were hit, including Acting Assistant Commissary Dalton, and Corporal Allen of the 14th. Surgeon Reynolds treated the wounded as best he could despite the fire. Once the veranda at the front of the hospital had been abandoned, the Zulus had mounted a determined attack on the building itself, setting fire to the thatched roof with spears tied with burning grass. The defenders were forced to evacuate the patients room by room, eventually passing them out through a small window into the open yard. Shortly after 6pm Chard decided that the Zulu pressure was too great, and ordered a withdrawal to a barricade of biscuit boxes which had been hastily erected across the yard, from the corner of the store-house to the front mealie-bag wall. In this small compound the garrison would fight for their lives throughout most of the coming night.
Includes printed remarques of the two medals, plus the ten British VC winners down either side of the image.
Image size 32 inches x 19 inches (81cm x 48cm) plus border with text and remarques.
Website Price: £ 100.00
To purchase these prints individually at their normal retail price would cost £186.00 . By buying them together in this special pack, you save £86
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