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Pack 984. Pack of two Battle of Isandhlwana Zulu prints by Simon Smith and Alphonse De Neuville.
PCK0984. Pack of two Battle of Isandhlwana Zulu prints by Simon Smith and Alphonse De Neuville. Items in this pack :
Two Zulu War military prints by Alphonse De Neuville and Simon Smith depicting the Battle of Isandhlwana.
Military Print Pack.
Item #1 - Click to view individual item
DHM280. Last Stand of the 24th Regiment at the Battle of Isandhlwana by Simon Smith
Battle of Isandhlwana. Zulu victory over the British forces on 22nd January 1879 about 100km north of Durban. Lord Chelmsford led a column of forces to seek out the Zulu army camped at Isandhlwana, while patrols searched the district. After receiving a report, Chelmsford set forth at half strength, leaving six companies of the 24th Regiment, two guns, some Colonial Volunteers and a native contingent (in all about 1,800 troops) at the camp. Later that morning an advanced post warned of an approaching Zulu army. Shortly after this, thousands of Zulus were found hidden in a ravine by a mounted patrol but as the patrol set off to warn the camp, the Zulus followed. At the orders of the Camp Commander, troops spread out around the perimeter of the camp, but the Zulu army broke through their defences. The native contingent who fled during the attack were hunted down and killed. The remaining troops of the 24th Regiment, 534 soldiers and 21 officers, were killed where they fought. The Zulus left no one alive, taking no prisoners and leaving no wounded or missing. About 300 Africans and 50 Europeans escaped the attack. Consequently, the invasion of Zulu country was delayed while reinforcements arrived from Britain.
Limited edition of 1000 prints.
Image size 23 inches x 16 inches (58cm x 41cm)
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DHM970. Saving the Queens Colours at the Battle of Isandhlwana by Alphonse de Neuville
The painting shows Lieutenant T. Melville along with Lieutenant N J A Coghill attempting to Save the Queen's Colours of the 1/24th and fight their way out of the Battle of Isandhlwana. Lieutenant Melville was the adjutant of the 1st Battalion, the 24th Foot. Melville collected the Queen's Colours from the guard tent towards the end of the battle and rode out of camp heading for the Tugela River. Melville arrived at the river, and due to the heavy rains the Tugela was in flood. Melville rode into the river but about half way across came off his horse, still clutching the colours. Lieutenant Coghill, also of the 24th Foot, crossed the river soon after and went to Melville's assistance. The Zulus were on the bank and opened a heavy fire on them. Lt Coghill's horse was killed and the colour swept away. Both officers struggled to the Natal bank where it seems it is llikely that both men were killed by Natal natives. The colours would later be recovered from the Tugela River. Both officers would be later awarded the Victoria Cross. The losses during the battle were 52 British officers and 806 non-commissioned ranks were killed and 471 Africans died fighting for the British. Zulu warrior dead were around 2,000 dead either on the field or from wounds. There were only around 60 Europeans survived the battle.
Open edition print.
Image size 15 inches x 23 inches (38cm x 58cm)
Website Price: £ 120.00
To purchase these prints individually at their normal retail price would cost £220.00 . By buying them together in this special pack, you save £100
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