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The Peninsular War: Season three of The Redcoat History Podcast has now kicked off. To say I’m excited is an understatement. Just search for Redcoat History Podcast on Spotify, Apple or whichever other app you are using. . . The first episode looks at the background to the conflict and the opening battle at Rolica. . . . #history #militaryhistory #britisharmy #army #veterans #instahistory #instamilitary #military #battlefield #combat #Spain #Portugal #Napoleon #peninsularwar
Today is the anniversary of the battle of Gingindlovu - fought on the 2nd April 1879 during the #anglozuluwar . . It was a crushing defeat for the Zulus and opened the way for Lord Chelmsford’s force to relieve the besieged British Garrison at Eshowe. . Image 1: this is the modern day view from the position of the British square looking towards the Nyezane river and the chest of the advancing impi. . . 2: inside the position of the square is a small cemetery where the dead were buried. The British lost 13 men killed, the Zulus between 500 and 1000. . . Image 3: this is a painting of the Naval Brigade in action during the battle. They were tough men who operated the Gatling gun.
Today is the anniversary of the battle of Khambula during the #anglozuluwar - it was the turning point of the war and saw a British force under Colonel Evelyn Wood smash the main Zulu impi as it attacked them. . . Hear is a short excerpt from my film about the battle. For the film please visit my YouTube page. .
Here’s the start of a fun little film I made for my YouTube channel. It’s a look at the War Store in #Johannesburg - a great place to visit for wore bores like you and I.
This is what remains of Fort Melvill - built on the Natal bank of the Buffalo river in March 1879 to protect the ponts. . . It was built by the 2/24th alongside the 2nd NNC. It has excellent fields of fire in all directions. . . In my latest YouTube film (link in bio) I walk the area and explore the remains. . . #history #militaryhistory #britisharmy #army #veterans #instahistory #instamilitary #military #battlefield #combat #zuluwar #zululand #anglozuluwar
Want to learn more about the battle of Plassey and Clive of India? The latest episode of the Redcoat History Podcast is now out. Here is a snippet from the final showdown with the Nawab of Bengal. Follow the link in my profile for the full film on YouTube or just search for “Redcoat History Podcast” on your podcasting app. Do you like the new in vision style? . . . #history #militaryhistory #britisharmy #army #veterans #instahistory #instamilitary #military #battlefield #combat #india #indianarmy
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