Ken Gillings in full swing at Isandlwana
First an apology – in a previous post on The Phraser I stated, incorrectly, that the defence of Rorke’s Drift earned the highest number of Victoria Crosses ever for a single action. I was wrong.
I turned to Ken Gillings for advice. He allowed me to use the article that follows to clarify the position.
The Zulu War – with the Natal Native Contingent: Officers’ Drill
The way the world looked from London in May 1879
The Graphic, an illustrated weekly newspaper from London, takes a sweep around the world and hands back what it sees. Here are some cuttings – the text and illustrations are as produced in the original publication. The award of the Victoria Cross to the “gallant” defenders of Rorke’s Drift is covered in a paragraph.
I have added links to similar articles in recent news – if you have the time please click. Not much seems to change except in the matter of gloves.