Incident at the Battle of Isandlwana, Anglo-Zulu War, 22 January 1879. Artist: Charles Edwin Fripp
Incident at the Battle of Isandlwana, Anglo-Zulu War, 22 January 1879. Lieutenants Melvill and Coghill (24th Regiment) dying to save the Queen's colours. Isandlwana was a devastating defeat for the British Army at the hands of the Zulus. Of a force of 1400 officers and men only 60 escaped with their lives. Melvill and Coghill were later awarded posthumous VCs for their actions. (Photo by Ann Ronan Pictures/Print Collector/Getty Images)
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