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The new military formations confused them. 77 It was axiomatic for Durnford and the Lieutenant General that quality of officers determined quality of force. The ideal British officer was a gentleman of good character who got on well and was professionally competent. 78 The Lieutenant General doubted that the Colony of Natal had sufficient men for the purpose, and made arrangements for others, who had led auxiliaries in the late Cape war, to come to Natal to officer the 2nd and 3rd Regiments. British army officers ‘on special service’ – usually men on leave or seconded from regiments at home in order to get combat or professional experience abroad – would furnish some leaders.

214–215. , pp. 213–214. CP 27–52: Chelmsford to Durnford, January 19, 1879. French, Lord Chelmsford and the Zulu War, p. 81. F. ’ The Natal Native Contingent in the Anglo-Zulu War 1879 You are reading copyrighted material published by the University of Alabama Press. S. Copyright law is illegal and injures the author and publisher. For permission to reuse this work, contact the University of Alabama Press. Chapter 3 MOBILIZATION (continued) – THE SECOND AND THIRD REGIMENTS The Second Regiment – No.

35 TN, December 11, 1878: GO 218. Cf. Narrative, p. 142. CSO 681: 393/1879. ’ 36 TN, December 2 and 11, 1878: GO 209 and 218, respectively. 37 SNA 1/6/11, nos. 12 and 13. CSO 1972, p. 150. 38 SNA 1/1/31, no. 64. Cf. 1/PMB: 3/3/1/1, p. 85. ’ 39 SNA 1/1/33, no. 12. 40 CSO 666: 4194/1878. 41 Weenen Add. 1, p. 345. 42 CSO 666: 4194/1878. SNA 1/6/11, no. 14, and 1/7/12, pp. 43–44. Report of the Natal Native Commission, p. 44. 43 See and cf. returns in GH 1412: 4550/1878, CSO 1928: 4417/1878 and W65/1879; and SNA 1/6/11, no.

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