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Zulu War art print of Private A H Hook at the Defence of Rorke's Drift in Zulu War art print Pinned Like Rats in a Hole by military artist Mark Churms. Zulu War art prints published by Cranston Fine Arts.

Henry Hook
  • The heroic conduct of Private Henry Hook on January 22nd 1879, and his superhuman efforts in saving the wounded from the burning hospital earned him his VC.
  • He was born at Churcham, Gloucestershire, and served for five years in the Monmouthshire Militia before joining the 24th Regiment. He served through the Kaffir War 1877-8 before his bravery at Rorke's Drift for which he was presented with the Victoria Cross by Lord Wolseley on August 3rd 1879. He later served in the 1st Volunteers Battalion Royal Fusiliers.

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Pinned Like Rats in a Hole by Mark Churms.


Pinned Like Rats in a Hole by Mark Churms.

Depicting Private Hook and Private Williams, B Company, 2nd Battalion, 24th Foot inside the burning hospital at Rorkes Drift, 7pm January 1879. At about 6 pm the Zulus first forced their way into the hospital building where some thirty patients were defended by a handful of able-bodied men. A running fight ensued as the patients were evacuated from room to room, a desperate struggle made all the more terrible when the Zulus set fire to the thatched roof. Here Private Alfred Henry Hook holds Zulus of the uThulwana regiment at bay whilst Private John Williams helps a patient escape, Hook received a head wound when a spear struck off his helmet.
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Private Alfred Henry Hook VC by Stuart Liptrot.


Private Alfred Henry Hook VC by Stuart Liptrot.

Private Alfred Henry Hook VC won his Victoria Cross while defending Rorkes Drift with his company (B Company) 2nd Battalion, 24th Foot and for heroic actions while inside the burning hospital at Rorkes Drift, 7pm January 1879. During the desperate struggle which took place in the hospital at about 6 pm the Zulus first forced their way into the hospital building where some thirty patients were defended by a handful of able-bodied men. A running fight ensued as the patients were evacuated from room to room, a desperate struggle made all the more terrible when the Zulus set fire to the thatched roof. Private Alfred Henry Hook held many Zulus of the uThulwana regiment at bay whilst Private John Williams and other able bodied soldiers help the less able wounded to escape. Hook received a head wound when a spear struck off his helmet.
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Wounded by Mark Churms (P)


Wounded by Mark Churms (P)

The original study for Wounded which was not used due to the size of the figures compared to the rest of the series even though as an oil study it shows more detail and is probably the best in this series of studies by Mark Churms.
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