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The Irish at Rorke’s Drift, 1879
‘Usuthu! Usuthu! Usuthu!’ As the Zulu battle cry echoed along the banks of Buffalo River, the 140 British and Irish soldiers encamped within old Jim Rorke’s trading compound watched and waited, their mouths dry, their hearts lurching. Thousands of Zulu warriors were gathering on the surrounding slopes, their shields and spears silhouetted against the skyline. […]