Trackhead M2 wrote:ChristopherPerrien wrote:Hell, as far as ammo usage - Battle of Iswandala, there, idiot staff officers were arguing about the usage of ammo in single shot rifles by the "infantry", till they got stabbed by Assegasis'
I recall reading in Military History Magazine about Isandlwana where the ammo crates needed special screw drivers to open (first phillips?). That requisition forms needed to be presented and to the correct supply sergeant for your company. I hope the were spared the copper v. brass case problem from Little Big Horn.
Ah yes,as described in the Memoirs of Sir Horace Smith-Dorrien, one of the best generals of the BEF, and the entire British army in WWI. Proven, because he was relieved by that idiot Sir John French.
Smith Dorrien was one of the few British survivors of Isandlwana; Only because he was wearing a blue jacket that day rather than a red one, and the Zulus had orders to kill "Red-coats",
I believe that experience led him to be such an outstanding soldier and a much more sensible person and General, than most in WWI.
The movie "Zulu" does a fair job in the re-creation of the incident..