In this video Christian Parkinson gives a tour of the battlefield at Isandlwana, site of one of the British army’s worst and most well known defeats.
- The video opens by giving the background to Lord Chelmsford’s central column.
- It discusses Lt. Col. Henry Pulleine who commanded the camp during the battle.
- The film then gives a chronological account of the battle from early in the morning until the end of the day.
- A detailed look at the movements of Durnford and his Basothos.
- An explanation of where each British unit was in the firing line.
- A close look at some of the monuments and stone cairns that mark the British mass graves.
- The last stand of Youghusband’s company.
- An exploration of the cave where the last survivor of Younghusband’s company allegedly held off the Zulus for some time.
Unfortunately on this occasion I wasn’t able to walk along Fugitives trail, but I hope to do that in the future.