|September 13th, 2004||#11|
|September 13th, 2004||#12|
Oh cmon the most one sided battle ever if nobody can remember the battle they could at least refer to the film......
What about Zulu eh???
Rourkes drift Wednesday 22- Thursday 23 January, 1879, when some 150 soldiers defended a supply station against some 4000 Zulus, aided by the Martini-Henry rifle 'with some guts behind it'
The largest number of Victoria Crosses awarded to a regiment for one action!
The VC Winners
Lt. John Rouse
Pte. Frederick Hitch
Pte. Robert Jones
Pte. William Jones
From within Chaos Comes Order
When there is no order in the world around us, we must adapt ourselves to the requirements of chaos instead.
Law is order in liberty, and without order liberty is social chaos.
Too little liberty brings stagnation and too much brings chaos
Freedom is just Chaos, with better lighting.
If at first you dont succeed, skydiving is not for you!!
|September 14th, 2004||#15|
"It is well that war is so terrible, else we should grow too fond of it."
- General Robert E. Lee
Warning, critical pebkac error in the iD10t!! pebkac\wtflolurpwnzd\snafuroflmao.exe called iD10t, iD10t failed to respond!! System in danger!!
"It takes a big man to admit when he's wrong. I am NOT a big man." -Chevy Chase
|September 14th, 2004||#16|
The battle of Blood River.
Boers (South African settlers) vs the Zulu.
After a Zulu incursion into Boer territory which killed many settlers, the Boers went to go after the Zulu. About 400 Boers picked a good defensible spot by the Ncome River and circled their wagons into a lager. A massive Zulu horde came and attacked and a pitched battle was fought.
The result: Around 10,000 Zulu wariors lay dead. As for the Boer casualties, one man got a cut on his hand.
But I gotta agree with Kiev and Barbarossa for sheer scale.
|September 14th, 2004||#17|
Hmmm, are you sure of the total of dead Zulu being 10,000? This site http://www.travelbutlers.com/South-A...ttlefields.asp says it was 3,000, but the overall size of the Zulu force apparently was 10,000.
|September 15th, 2004||#18|
Yes I might be wrong, but in the book I read they never mentioned the casualties, they just mentioned the 10,000 and that they were totaly massacred. Not to mention I read this story about 5 years ago, so my memory is a bit cloudy. It was a really great book about the history of South Africa by a really famous author I forgot who.
|September 15th, 2004||#19|
My Great-Great-Great-Great Grandad fought at Rorkes Drift! He was only 15 years old... he brought back the Union Jack, and was awarded a medal for it.
http://www.gtj.org.uk/item.php?lang=en&id=18634&t=1 thats him on the site
|September 15th, 2004||#20|
I have two battles that I wish to mention one of which is American, although I am British.
The first one is the Alamo; 185 VOLUNTEERS fought for thirteen days against a proffessional army of 4,000 men, eventually climaxing in a Battle in which all of the brave volunters lost their lives.
The second one is Assaye; where Major-General Arthur Wellesley with 4,520 British and Indian soldiers attacked an army of 47,000 Maratha tribesmen and regular soldiers and Wellesley won.