Podcast Episode 5: Zulu Broken – the battles of Ntombe, Hlobane and Kambula.

https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/89bvkr/podcast_episode_5_edit.mp3 For ios devices you can download Episode 5 of The Redcoat History Podcast here. You can also stream online here or simply google The Redcoat History Podcast. Hallo old man, welcome to my bell tent. Put your bundhook over there and feel free to rest a little. You boys of the northern column have … Continue reading Podcast Episode 5: Zulu Broken – the battles of Ntombe, Hlobane and Kambula.

Podcast Episode 4: The siege and relief of Eshowe

PODCAST LINK ON APPLE: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-redcoat-history-podcast/id1464633664 PODCAST LINK ON PODBEAN: https://redcoathistory.podbean.com/e/anglo-zulu-war-part-4-the-siege-and-relief-of-eshowe/ The Anglo-Zulu war is so much more than the battles of Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift. They may get all of the attention but there were many other battles and engagements - some of them almost forgotten now. The column that was so badly mauled at … Continue reading Podcast Episode 4: The siege and relief of Eshowe

Podcast Episode 3: The Battle of Rorke’s Drift

The most famous engagement of the Victorian era. 11 Victoria Crosses won during a few hours of vicious hand to hand fighting, forever immortalised on film. But how much do most of us really know and understand about the battle? Was the film historically correct? In episode three of the Redcoat History Podcast, I take … Continue reading Podcast Episode 3: The Battle of Rorke’s Drift

Battlefield tour: The battle for the Platrand (Caesar’s camp and Wagon Hill)

The siege of Ladysmith during the Anglo-Boer war is the stuff of legends. The Boers had surrounded General Sir George White and his troops since the start of November 1899 but had been generally inactive and unwilling to launch a frontal assault on the town. That changed on the 6th January 1900 when the biggest … Continue reading Battlefield tour: The battle for the Platrand (Caesar’s camp and Wagon Hill)

Photos: Pioneer Cemetery, Harare

The Commonwealth war graves section of Harare (Pioneer) cemetery is a  small oasis of well-maintained calm inside a huge, semi-derelict civilian graveyard close to the slum of Mbare. I found it more by accident than design when in Zimbabwe for the recent elections. According to the CWGC website, the cemetery contains 259 identified casualties, 224 … Continue reading Photos: Pioneer Cemetery, Harare