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Old 13-10-17, 08:42 AM
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Default Rorke's Drift - or something similar

I have noted the discussion about TV programs and their inaccuracies as regards uniforms , badges etc. Maybe the producers of such programs know that they are going to annoy some folk "who know 'and invite the debate. I guess that any discussion is better than no discussion.
That said, when I opened my copy of the Mercury yesterday this picture struck a jarring note. Labelled ,"Rorke's Drift " , it clearly isnt. The boys at the siege would have loved to have had the manpower displayed, even if their rifles were a little old fashioned. Can anyone identify the unit and the action ?
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Reenactment of the jacobite rebellion -

http://www.jacobites.org.uk/iwb/cull...i-state=dialog

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Old 13-10-17, 10:28 AM
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Hi Mike
Ya, I was pretty disgusted with that as well. I wrote a scathing note to the paper but it wasn't published today. Probably don't care!
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Old 13-10-17, 10:35 AM
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Could be a BBC production of Rorke's Drift, same military advisor as The Last Post.
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Old 13-10-17, 12:35 PM
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LOL!

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I have noted the discussion about TV programs and their inaccuracies as regards uniforms , badges etc. Maybe the producers of such programs know that they are going to annoy some folk "who know 'and invite the debate. I guess that any discussion is better than no discussion.
That said, when I opened my copy of the Mercury yesterday this picture struck a jarring note. Labelled ,"Rorke's Drift " , it clearly isnt. The boys at the siege would have loved to have had the manpower displayed, even if their rifles were a little old fashioned. Can anyone identify the unit and the action ?
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Mike
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Old 13-10-17, 06:20 PM
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Reenactment of the jacobite rebellion -

http://www.jacobites.org.uk/iwb/cull...i-state=dialog

Steve
Terrible that they so blatantly take an obviously incorrect picture. Not even close to the same time period.
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Old 13-10-17, 07:08 PM
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I have noted the discussion about TV programs and their inaccuracies as regards uniforms , badges etc. Maybe the producers of such programs know that they are going to annoy some folk "who know 'and invite the debate. I guess that any discussion is better than no discussion.
That said, when I opened my copy of the Mercury yesterday this picture struck a jarring note. Labelled ,"Rorke's Drift " , it clearly isnt. The boys at the siege would have loved to have had the manpower displayed, even if their rifles were a little old fashioned. Can anyone identify the unit and the action ?
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Mike
A tad earlier maybe.
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Old 13-10-17, 09:27 PM
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Reenactment of the jacobite rebellion -

http://www.jacobites.org.uk/iwb/cull...i-state=dialog

Steve
Any reenactors will have their work cut out to beat the 1960s "Culloden" shown on the BBC:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TW8bhB5oxQI&t=2369s
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