♫ Every day when I wake up, I thank the Lord I’m Welsh…♫
Sorry – couldn’t resist using musical notes again and a line from Catatonia’s International Velvet.
Neither of which have anything much to do with this post. And neither does the cavalry, except in the loosest possible sense. Because today is the anniversary of the battles of Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift in 1879, both involving the 24th Foot, soon to become (in 1881) the South Wales Borderers.
And since proper historians probably do a better job than me of describing the actions and reasons for them, here’s a link to an exellent post, which covers both, by Richard Denning.