Pack 929. Pack of two Rorkes Drift prints by Mark Churms.
PCK0929. Pack of two colonial era military art prints by Mark Churms depicting the defence of Rorkes Drift in the Zulu Wars. Items in this pack :
Military Print Pack.
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DHM372. 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.
Signed limited edition of 1000 prints.
Image size 8 inches x 12 inches (20cm x 31cm)
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DHM564. Last Man Out by Mark Churms.
Private Robert Jones. Decorated for conspicuous bravery and devotion to the wounded at Rorkes drift. Private Robert and William Jones, posted in a room of the Hospital facing the hill, kept up a steady fire against enormous odds, and while one worked to cut a hole through the partition into the next room, the other shot Zulu after Zulu through the loophooled walls, using his own and his comrades rifle alternatively when the barrels became to hot to hold owing to the incessant firing. By their united heroic efforts six out of the seven patients were saved by being carried through the broken partition. the seventh, sergeant Maxwell being delirious, refused to be helped, and on Robert Jones returning to take him by force he found him being stabbed by the Zulus in his bed, Robert Jones died in 1898 in Peterchurch Herefordshire . Both men were awarded the Victoria Cross.
Signed limited edition of 1200 prints.
Image size 25 inches x 15 inches (64cm x 38cm)
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DHM561. Into the Fire by Mark Churms.
Crouching low behind their shields, the warriors of the uThulwans, iNdlondo and uDloko regiments advance around the foot of Shiyane hill. Led by their commander, Prince Dabulamnzi kaMpnade, the main Zulu force attacks the British outpost at Rorkes Drift, 4.50pm, 2nd January 1879.
Signed limited edition of 1150 prints.
Image size 17 inches x 13 inches (43cm x 33cm)
Website Price: £ 110.00
To purchase these prints individually at their normal retail price would cost £276.00 . By buying them together in this special pack, you save £166
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