General Sir Evelyn Wood et al. in Zulu Kingdom - 1879

from A King's Hussar, pages 242-243:

Some negotiations had now to be undertaken with the Zulu nation, and General Sir Evelyn Wood was entrusted with them. He took with him three squadrons of cavalry and a full band. [W]e saw many evidences of the numerous fights that had taken place, especially at the fatal field of Isandlana.[W]e found the Zulu army formed up in a huge crescent, their chiefs at their head, ready for the palaver. The general ordered the band to play 'God Save the Queen' and the men to give a cheer. As we did this, the Zulus half rose in an almost threatening way. There seemed to be some hitch in the negotiations,…   more >>
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E. Mole, A King's Hussar. In T. H. McGuffie (ed.), Rank and file : the common soldier at peace and war, 1642-1914 (London, 1964), p. 242-243. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1363623494 accessed: 24 November, 2017

location of experience: Zulu Kingdom

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God Save the Queen performed by band of the 14th (King's) Hussars
Patrick's Day in the Morning performed by band of the 14th (King's) Hussars

Experience Information

Date/Time 1879
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Wed, 27 Nov 2013 17:19:40 +0000