It appears that nothing stirs the imagination; or invokes romantic notion more than acts of Colonial heroism in the face of overwhelming odds. Indeed, the tragedy of Isandlwana in Zululand during January of 1879 is one such action which encapsulates the “boy’s own” impression of glorious misfortune. However the opinion of “fortune” …. or “misfortune” all depends on which end of the Assegai you stood? The boy in me cheered the cowboys during days of old and jeered the Indians in films about the wild west. The adult in me sees things a little differently now.
So if you are an avid fan of the original 1964 film ‘Zulu’ starring Michael Caine and Stanley Baker …. and the prequel “Zulu Dawn” then you will no doubt enjoy the opportunity to hear the real story about the battles for Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift. Both fact and popular fiction.
Whilst he hails from Australia, Historian Ray Greenfield is an expert on the Anglo-Zulu conflict. Ray has conducted an in depth study of the Zulu Wars for over twenty years. He has also walked the battlefields in Africa on a number of occasions to gain a comprehensive understanding and lay of the land. Medals Gone Missing is very proud to announce that Ray will be visiting the south coast of New South Wales in 2017 and is prepared to share his vast knowledge and passion for this fascinating piece of history.
If you are interested in attending a free seminar featuring the battles for Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift, please email Medals Gone Missing on firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone Administrator Gary Traynor on 044 969 2401 to register your interest. Date and venue to be advised and is dependent upon demand.