Everyone has heard of the battle of Rorkes Drift where about 150 troops staved off nearly 4000 Zulu warrors at a South African missionary outpost on 22 January 1879. Amongst the honours 11 Victoria Crosses were awarded.
What is little known on the same day a few miles away is The Battle of Isandlwana. Over 1300 British Troops were killed by a Zulu army of over 20,000. The Zulus sustained casulaties of between 1-2,500 warriors. It is the biggest loss of British Military in battle. It is supected it is little known as it was an embarassing loss of life due to military negligence.
The extra shows the Zulu monument on the battle field away from the many cairns that adorn the protected battle field.
The main blip photo shows the many cairns on the battle field that underneath have either about 20, 40 or 90 British Victims.
From our bedroom at Fugitives Drift Guest House we can see Isandlwana mountain under which the battle took place.