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Pack 985. Pack of two Battle of Isandhlwana prints by Charles Fripp and Alphonse De Neuville.
PCK0985. Pack of two Battle of Isandhlwana prints by Charles Fripp and Alphonse De Neuville. Items in this pack :
Two Zulu War military art prints by Alphonse De Neuville and Charles Fripp depicting the Battle of Isandhlwana.
Military Print Pack.
Item #1 - Click to view individual item
DHM1111. Battle of Isandhlwana by Charles Fripp. (B)
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.
Open edition print. Printed with 150 text and images of the VC and DCM
Image size 25 inches x 15 inches (64cm x 38cm)
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DHM971. Last Sleep of the Brave by Alphonse De Neuville
Scouts find the bodies of Melville and Coghill with the colours nearby. In fact, the Colours were lost in the river and were found later, both men were posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross. 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.
Open edition print.
Image size 15 inches x 23 inches (38cm x 58cm)
Website Price: £ 70.00
To purchase these prints individually at their normal retail price would cost £125.00 . By buying them together in this special pack, you save £55
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