Rorke’s Drift Virtual Tour

The Battle of Rorke’s Drift was fought on the same day as the Battle of Isandlwana. Just as it was incomprehensible to the public in Britain that British troops armed with modern weapons could be overwhelmed by native troops, it was equally astounding that a just over 100 of the same British troops could withstand an attack from approximately 4,000 Zulu warriors on the mission station later that day. The defence of the mission station saw a record award of 11 Victoria Crosses.

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