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Rorkes Drift Zulu War Prints by Jason Askew and Stuart Liptrot. - MilitaryArtCompany.com

DHM1791. Rorkes Drift by Jason Askew. <p> The painting depicts the climax of the Zulu attacks at the defence of Rorkes Drift. The Zulus were unable to effectively penetrate the mealie bag defenses at Rorkes Drift, even though they succeeded in burning down the hospital, and peppering the storehouse with bullet holes. The confined space available to the British garrison caused a certain degree of physical compression, but this in fact worked against the Zulus, as it drove the defenders closer together with the result being that the volley fire from the defenders was concentrated and subsequently very effective at close range, as opposed to the spread out skirmish line type formation used at Isandlwhana. The Zulu attacks also became uncoordinated, being driven forward by charismatic individuals, but lacking the support of the necessary numbers needed to overwhelm the desperate defenders, who now appreciated that they were literally fighting for their lives. <b><p>Limited edition of 1150 prints.  <p>Image size 19 inches x 10 inches (48cm x 25cm)
L1AP. Rorkes Drift January 22nd, 1879 by S Liptrot <p>Defending the barracades, men of the 24th of Foot, or 2nd Warwickshire regiment (later in 1881 to become the South Wales Borderers) repel the massed Zulus attempting to smash through the mealie bag entrenchment. At the end of the battle, hundreds of the  Zulu warriors of the uThulwans, iNdlondo and uDloko regiments lay dead.  According to official figures the British lost 25 men, 11 Victoria crosses were awarded for the defence of Rorkes Drift.<b><p> Limited edition of 50 artist proofs.  <p>Image size 16 inches x 12 inches (41cm x 31cm)

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Rorkes Drift Zulu War Prints by Jason Askew and Stuart Liptrot.

PCK2404. Rorkes Drift Zulu War Prints by Jason Askew and Stuart Liptrot.

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DHM1791. Rorkes Drift by Jason Askew.

The painting depicts the climax of the Zulu attacks at the defence of Rorkes Drift. The Zulus were unable to effectively penetrate the mealie bag defenses at Rorkes Drift, even though they succeeded in burning down the hospital, and peppering the storehouse with bullet holes. The confined space available to the British garrison caused a certain degree of physical compression, but this in fact worked against the Zulus, as it drove the defenders closer together with the result being that the volley fire from the defenders was concentrated and subsequently very effective at close range, as opposed to the spread out skirmish line type formation used at Isandlwhana. The Zulu attacks also became uncoordinated, being driven forward by charismatic individuals, but lacking the support of the necessary numbers needed to overwhelm the desperate defenders, who now appreciated that they were literally fighting for their lives.

Limited edition of 1150 prints.

Image size 19 inches x 10 inches (48cm x 25cm)


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L1AP. Rorkes Drift January 22nd, 1879 by S Liptrot

Defending the barracades, men of the 24th of Foot, or 2nd Warwickshire regiment (later in 1881 to become the South Wales Borderers) repel the massed Zulus attempting to smash through the mealie bag entrenchment. At the end of the battle, hundreds of the Zulu warriors of the uThulwans, iNdlondo and uDloko regiments lay dead. According to official figures the British lost 25 men, 11 Victoria crosses were awarded for the defence of Rorkes Drift.

Limited edition of 50 artist proofs.

Image size 16 inches x 12 inches (41cm x 31cm)


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To purchase these prints individually at their normal retail price would cost £150.00 . By buying them together in this special pack, you save £60




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