Anniversary of Rorke's Drift


23 January 2023
It's the 144th anniversary of the Battle of Rorke's Drift where just over 150 British and Colonial troops held off 3,000-4,000 Zulu warriors.

The Anglo-Zulu War was a short conflict, lasting from January-July 1879, but the actions within that period – specifically the two battles fought on the 22-23 January 1879 are now firmly enshrined into the annuls of British military history. They resulted in starkly contrasting outcomes, but, nevertheless, both served to show that the British soldier and the Zulu warrior were worthy adversaries, and bravery on both sides was prevalent in equal abundance.

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