Historical military print of Lt John
Rouse Merriot Chard at the Defence of Rorke's Drift during the Zulu War.
Zulu war art print published by Cranston Fine Arts. The Military Art print
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Eve of Distinction by Mark Churms.
Lt. John Rouse Merriot Chard, Royal Engineers.At about 3.30 on the afternoon of 22nd January 1879, Lieutenant John Rouse Merriot Chard, Royal Engineers, was supervising repairs on the military pont on the Mzinyathi river, at the border crossing at Rorkes Drift, when survivors brought news that the advanced British camp at Isandhlwana had been over-run by the Zulus, and that a wing of the Zulu army was on its way to attack Rorkes Drift. Chard ordered Driver Robson to pack up the wagon and return to the mission station, where a stockpile of supplies was under the guard of B Company, 2/24th Regiment. Chard, in consultation with his fellow officers, made the historic decision to make a stand at Rorkes Drift.
Item Code : DHM0370
Eve of Distinction by Mark Churms. - Editions Available