The Zulu War
Hosted by Kingsley Glover of Visions of War, this program looks at the Zulu wars, in particular the Battle of Rorke's Drift in which 11 Victoria crosses were awarded to the defenders. Also in this program, take a tour of some of the wonderful treasures of the Stratford Armory and meet some of the people who keep the legacy of the Zulu wars alive.
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