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DRAFT OF LT. CHARDS REPORT TO QUEEN VICTORIA 2 weeks 10 hours ago #72750

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Good Morning Everyone......

Just read this in the Daily Mail of today......

Lt John Chard's men held off 3,000 Zulu warriors during the 1879 Battle of Rorke's Drift in South Africa
Queen Victoria was presented with an account by Chard of the siege afterwards showing battle's details
However a draft version was kept by the family of the commanding officer for more than a century
Now it has now been put up for auction at Bonhams and could sell for up to £15,000 next month

Think that price is a bit low.....

Mike

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8948469...-auction-15-000.html
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