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  • Interest Poll - Colonial Era

    What do you want to see from the Colonial Era?

    Vote one or more times.

    JS
    241
    Mexican War
    11.62%
    28
    Opium Wars
    10.37%
    25
    Afghan Wars
    10.79%
    26
    French in Mexico
    7.88%
    19
    War of Texas Independence (Alamo, etc.)
    10.37%
    25
    British in India
    22.82%
    55
    British in Africa
    17.01%
    41
    French in Africa
    9.13%
    22
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  • #2
    Where are all the other choices? The colonial era generally includes British wars in India and Africa, as well as French wars in Africa, French Foreign Legion in Mexico & elsewhere, etc. My favorite period, but I don't see my favorite choices listed.
    --Patrick Carroll


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    • #3
      Originally posted by Patrick Carroll
      Where are all the other choices? The colonial era generally includes British wars in India and Africa, as well as French wars in Africa, French Foreign Legion in Mexico & elsewhere, etc. My favorite period, but I don't see my favorite choices listed.
      Patrick:
      The choices are based on nominations made on the "Free Bread and Circuses" thread over a period of a week or so. I'll be glad to add yours -- if you've already voted, let me know and I can add your votes for the new categories.
      JS
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      • #4
        I saw a show last night on PBS called "Secrets of the Dead" about the Battle of Islandlwana. They had an archialogical excavation of part of the battlefield and their findings give the Zulu's more credit for their tactics than many have historically done. It also goes into the British cover up of the battle. It had quite a bit of dialogue with a present day Zulu "shaman" who is the grandson of a combatant. Their oral history about the battle is very enlightening. It was very interesting and highly recommended.
        Lance W.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Lance Williams
          I saw a show last night on PBS called "Secrets of the Dead" about the Battle of Islandlwana. They had an archialogical excavation of part of the battlefield and their findings give the Zulu's more credit for their tactics than many have historically done. It also goes into the British cover up of the battle. It had quite a bit of dialogue with a present day Zulu "shaman" who is the grandson of a combatant. Their oral history about the battle is very enlightening. It was very interesting and highly recommended.
          I've never heard a doubt about the Zulu's tactics. They were supposed to be very good...starting with the "ox horns" (or something like that).

          I have not heard of any cover-up what did they say about it?

          What did the Shaman bring to the show? Or was his role as grandson the reason for his presence?

          JS
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          • #6
            Yeah, the ox horn tactics or whatever they were called were quite effective. The two flanks circling around to envelop against the main body of the force.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Janos
              I've never heard a doubt about the Zulu's tactics. They were supposed to be very good...starting with the "ox horns" (or something like that).

              I have not heard of any cover-up what did they say about it?

              What did the Shaman bring to the show? Or was his role as grandson the reason for his presence?

              JS
              Not sure if cover-up is the exact words. Maybe more of a not telling the press and members of the public right away?
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              • #8
                Isandlwhana
                Attached Files
                http://canadiangenealogyandresearch.ca

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                • #9
                  The bull horns tactics used at Isandlwhana:
                  Attached Files
                  http://canadiangenealogyandresearch.ca

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                  • #10
                    STATE OF THE COLONIAL ERA IN ACG

                    STATE OF THE COLONIAL ERA IN ACG

                    Thanks for participating in the poll on the colonial era and for the discussion of the era.

                    The poll seems indicates a strong preference for the American West days -- the Mexican War and Old West. Discussion, on the other hand, is all about the Zulus, who did not poll well.

                    Keep discussing this era -- altho' I'd like us to remember the rest of the world -- and see what we can learn.

                    Jeff
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Janos
                      I've never heard a doubt about the Zulu's tactics. They were supposed to be very good...starting with the "ox horns" (or something like that).

                      I have not heard of any cover-up what did they say about it?

                      What did the Shaman bring to the show? Or was his role as grandson the reason for his presence?

                      JS
                      The host/producer of the show was a decendant of one of the British killed in the battle and it was mainly a product of him trying to find out what happened.

                      The outcome was not openly reported to the public when it occurred and even the families received little more than the equivalent of a form letter to tell them their loved ones had been killed.

                      With regard to the shaman/grandson he was involved because the shaman is the keeper of the Zulu's oral history. It is a heriditary position, so he is the equivalent of a "Zulu history" book. He mentions the Zulu warriors "prepared" themselves with an herbal mixture that included canabis. He also mentions that the Zulu's had far more fire arms that has historically been stated.
                      Lance W.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Lance Williams
                        The host/producer of the show was a decendant of one of the British killed in the battle and it was mainly a product of him trying to find out what happened.

                        The outcome was not openly reported to the public when it occurred and even the families received little more than the equivalent of a form letter to tell them their loved ones had been killed.

                        With regard to the shaman/grandson he was involved because the shaman is the keeper of the Zulu's oral history. It is a heriditary position, so he is the equivalent of a "Zulu history" book. He mentions the Zulu warriors "prepared" themselves with an herbal mixture that included canabis. He also mentions that the Zulu's had far more fire arms that has historically been stated.
                        Thanks, Lance. Good info.

                        I didn't know any of this...this is not a battle that I spent a whole lot of time studying, altho' I know the basic events...but am especially surprised by the last paragraph: both that the shamans were the "history books" of their nation and the use of drugs (altho' that has been done for centuries).

                        JS
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                        • #13
                          didnt shaman bring toilet paper? wait, that was charman
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                          • #14
                            Jeff

                            As you know sir, I am a Texan. I love my state very much and am an avid reader of its history. Anything from the Spanish settlement to the War of independance from Mexico, to the old west in Texas. As well as Texas in the civilwar and famous Texans through out history. If I can be of any assistance to you in this part, please feel free to ask me. I would be honored to help you sir.

                            Also God Bless Texas Women :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown:
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Jeremy Scott
                              Jeff

                              As you know sir, I am a Texan. I love my state very much and am an avid reader of its history. Anything from the Spanish settlement to the War of independance from Mexico, to the old west in Texas. As well as Texas in the civilwar and famous Texans through out history. If I can be of any assistance to you in this part, please feel free to ask me. I would be honored to help you sir.

                              Also God Bless Texas Women
                              Jeremy,

                              It's not for me, it's for the vast masses of people who read this site!

                              Why don't you give us something good to get us started? I suggest the story of Goliad.

                              JS
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                              "Never pet a burning dog."

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