The Resource A handful of heroes : Roke's drift--facts, myths and legends, Katie Stossel

A handful of heroes : Roke's drift--facts, myths and legends, Katie Stossel

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A handful of heroes : Roke's drift--facts, myths and legends
Title
A handful of heroes
Title remainder
Roke's drift--facts, myths and legends
Statement of responsibility
Katie Stossel
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Thanks to newly discovered letters and documents, A Handful of Heroes updates the history of the Defence of Rorke's Drift, which will forever be one of the most celebrated British feats of arms. Remarkably after such prolonged historical scrutiny, the author's research proves that there is yet more to discover about this famous incident of the Zulu War 1879 and her superbly researched book reveals a number of myths that have distorted what happened during the gallant defence of the small Mission Station. For example, it transpires that the isolated outpost was already well prepared for an atta
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
968.4/045
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DT1879.R68
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
A handful of heroes : Roke's drift--facts, myths and legends, Katie Stossel
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Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; List of Plates; List of Figures; List of Tables; Foreword by Brian Best; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Chapter 1: Prelude to Rorke's Drift; Chapter 2: The Defences at Rorke's Drift; Chapter 3: A Few Hours Before -- the Battle of Isandlwana; Chapter 4: The Battle For Rorke's Drift; Chapter 5: The Experiences of August Hammar and Reverend Otto Witt; Chapter 6: Was He There? Bogus Rorke's Drift Claimants; Chapter 7: The Rorke's Drift Awards; Chapter 8: The Welsh Myth; Chapter 9: Archaeology; Chapter 10: A Psychological Review of the Chard Report
  • Chapter 11: The Chard Reports and Scientific AnalysisChapter 12: Sister Janet at Rorke's Drift; Chapter 13: Rorke's Drift Today; Appendices; Rorke's Drift Victoria Crosses; The Main Requirements of the British Ultimatum to King Cetshwayo; Sergeant T. Cooper, 24th Regiment; Private George Thomas Langridge, 24th Regiment; An Account by Lieutenant Colonel F. Bourne OBE, DCM; The Zulu Cultural Village; 'Wood Tells Me' -- the Quiet Assassination of John Chard'sCharacter; Chelmsford's Report Reaches London; Lieutenant Higginson's Report; Punch; Smoking guns; Notes; Index
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ocn915561180
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unknown
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1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781473864122
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
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not applicable
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.b33512218
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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  • (OCoLC)915561180
  • pebc1473864127

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    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
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