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Rorke’s Drift Anniversary

Today marks the 125th anniversary of the Battle of Rorke’s Drift, made famous by the wonderful movie Zulu. In that battle (which lasted through the night and into the morning of the 23rd) less than 200 British soldiers at an obscure outpost held off relentless and repeated attacks by some 4,000 Zulu warriors, earning 11 Brits (survivors only) the Victoria Cross. Just thought you’d want to know.

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