Toward end of 2007, there was a 'Welcome the Troops Home' event in Caerdydd, I am not going to use this feature as an Anti - Iraq War article, my position regards this war is simple, I oppose it full stop! However, At best now looking at the bloody mess there, all I can say is; I just wish it had not been launched in the first place. Everyday reports of the killings of innocent civilians in particular, I find so distasteful but beyond blaming one side more than the other. All I can say is I wish it would end but just do not, for once have an oppinion as to how this may be done for the best, I just wish it would end so no more lives are lost. Having said that, and not wishing to condemn Welsh Soldiers whose bravery in relief of Basra Palace is not in question, I just find some how distasteful that links were made with the stand at Rourkes Drift in January 1879, the film of that event is a film that one must just watch, it's so good a film. When I first saw this film, in Taunton many, many years ago, I could not help feeling a sense of ''Patriotic Pride'', today, more politically aware I realise where this 'ZULU WAR' fitted into the British Imperial Scheme of expansion in making of colonies. The Invasion of Zulu Land in 1779 was an imperial act of agression with one great purpose to kill the Zulu Nation, an outcome achieved and which reduced the Zulus into a virtual state of slave labour to Colonists and Capitalists.
Night of the Assegais
As published originally by Military History Magazine.
The red-coated soldiers also slaughtered untold numbers of the natives there.... of that massacre, the officer in charge of the garrison at Rourkes Drift, ...African.about.com/ library/prm/blnightoftheassegais2.htm - 43k - Cached - Similar pages
I quote the following: "What followed Isandhlwana was a relatively short war, just six months long. After engaging the Zulus in several battles, the British defeated the enemy soundly in a large engagement at Ulundi, King Cetesweyo's capital, on 4 July 1879, and captured him there. Short as it was, though, the war was extremely savage, was one in which the British laid waste to the Zulu countryside by burning most of the native farms and driving off, killing or capturing most of the cattle, the basis of Zulu food supply and the foundation of their economic and social systems. The red-coated soldiers also slaughtered untold numbers of the natives there. The chief effect of the war for the British was new conviction that they had to rule their colonial possessions with more resolution than ever before and that the old ways of natives (the Zulus, for one, were always a most war-minded nation) could not be tolerated. just as the massacre of U.S. soldiers at the Battle of the Little Big Horn* three years earlier had shocked the U.S. public and brought about re-thinking of American policy toward the Indians, the Battle of Isandhlwana changed British attitudes. It forced the British to decide that their dealings with native populations must be backed by greater military might".
* The U.S. Government actually declared Little Big Horn Battle as a "National Cemetery" in 1879. More information on the Battle of the Little Big Horn can be obtained from numerous Web Sites as that noted below.
HistoryOn June 15, 1876, the Battle of the Little Big Horn between the 7th Cavalry and... First, in early reservation history Pine Ridge was the site of the 1890 ...www.lakotamall.com/oglalasiouxtribe/history.htm - 8k - Cached - Similar pages
Further, most importantly you then read the below:
Wounded Knee and the Medals of (dis)Honor Endeavours to "mend the Sacred Hoop that was broken" at the massacre in 1890. Provides historical records and links to additional information. woptura.com/ - 12k - Cached - Similar pages
Yucatán - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Yucatan Republic- The Yucatan has long regarded itself as distinct from the rest of Mexico, and its Mayan population has resisted integration into the ...www.buckyogi.com/footnotes/natuz.htm - 48k - Cached - Similar pages - Note this
History of Yucatán
The territory of what is now the Republic of Yucatán has one of the longest recorded histories in the Americas. The earliest reliable archeological evidence ...www.ahtg.net/TpA/yucatan.html - 34k - Cached - Similar pages - Note this
Texas Navy - The Yucatán Alliance - Texas State Library
In response, the Yucatecan governor ordered all Mexican flags hauled down and replaced with the flag of the new Republic of Yucatán. ...www.tsl.state.tx.us/exhibits/navy/alliance.html - 29k - Cached - Similar pages - Note this