Sunday, 21 September 2014

The Battle of Rorke’s Drift - Queens Hall, Hexham Lecture 7.30 14/10 - do not miss Rob Caskie


Following his sell-out talk last year on Scott and Shackleton, Rob Caskie, a South African, renowned internationally for his lectures, will give a balanced account of this famous battle. His passion and enthusiasm for his subject will make for an electrifying narrative.

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The Battle of Rorke’s Drift took place on 22 January 1879 during the Zulu War in South Africa at the Mission and Supply Station of Rorke’s Drift. During the battle, some 179 British soldiers held off and defeated a force of over 4,500 Zulu warriors.
Immortalised by the classic movie Zulu, this remarkable battle saw the award of 11 Victoria Crosses, the largest number of VC’s awarded for a single action in history.
Tickets: £12.50 / £8.00 (students), including a drink with Rob following his lecture, are available from Brian Massey 01434 673413
If you have not heard Rob speak I urge you to go. You will also be raising money for Tynedale Hospice.