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Weekly Battles: Battle of Rorke's Drift

Combatants: The British Empire vs the Zulu Kingdom

Date: 22nd-23rd of January, 1879

Location: Zulu Kingdom, South Africa

Campaign: n/a

War: Anglo-Zulu War

The Battle of Rorke’s Drift is one of the most famous last stands of all time. 563 more words

Whose land is it anyway?

It’s a thorny issue in South Africa, the taking of farm land without compensation.  However the Anglo-Boer Wars (both of them) and even the Voortrekker Zulu War carry with them some interesting history and it asks the question ‘whose land is it anyway’ One significant and conveniently overlooked answer lies in the grounding history and cause of the South African War 1899-1902 (also known as the 2nd Anglo-Boer War). 5,590 more words

Union To Republic

Rorke's drift and the last South African medal to be issued by a British monarch!

Here’s something on the SADF/SANDF’s John Chard Decoration and Medal series for long service in the Citizen Force, many who even hold the medal may not even know.   1,528 more words

South African Union Defence Force