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(Daily Mail)   You may think you've heard of tough battles, but try 11 Victoria Crosses awarded to members of 150 man force. Oh, and a forgotten man of that force has now been found   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 19
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2013-04-05 09:32:40 AM  
8 votes:
Those Limeys were all cowards. If you want real heroism, try the US 7th cavalry at Wounded Knee.
2013-04-05 10:35:19 AM  
5 votes:
i.dailymail.co.uk

Daaaaaaaavid Jeeeeeeeeennnnnnnnkins!
2013-04-05 10:42:44 AM  
4 votes:
Ah, the Victoria Cross, like a Diet Purple Heart.
2013-04-05 11:02:08 AM  
2 votes:

RichieLaw: This gleeful description of the deaths of thousands of individuals was chilling.


Why?  I mean, if you *HAVE* to kill someone, shouldn't you be cheerful about it?  After all, you're ending their life.  In all likelihood, you're the last thing that person is going to see.  Why should they go out on a somber note?  Wouldn't you rather die bemused, or, in fact, even chuckling or guffawing, then in sadness, fear, or abject terror?  I know I would.
2013-04-05 10:29:45 AM  
2 votes:
 He faced ten thousand Zulu warriors armed to the teeth with kiwi fruit and dry guava halves.He even saved the life of Douglas Haig when he was nearly killed by a pygmy woman with a sharpened mango.
2013-04-05 10:28:45 AM  
2 votes:

Thudfark: Don't you. Point that bloody spear at me.


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You're not doing it right - and you're not using the broken voice when he gets emotional. He gets very emotional indeed.

"She was only sixteen years old. SHE WAS ONLY SIXTEEN YEARS OLD! YOU WERE ONLY SUPPOSED TO BLOW THE BLOODY DOORS OFF!"

That's Michael Caine
2013-04-05 09:44:28 AM  
2 votes:

doubled99: I don't think we should glorify killing people.
Couldn't they have just talked out their differences?


The Brits didn't develop tactical hugging technology until decades after this.
2013-04-05 09:18:10 AM  
2 votes:
Meh.Colonial Invader Problems.

Using rfiles against a multitude of shoeless black people with wooden spears and animal hide shields shouting "Where Dem White Wimmin At?" isn't all that brave in my book.
2013-04-05 02:20:47 PM  
1 votes:

Magorn: stuhayes2010: It's hard for me to use the word Hero for invading imperial forces killing native Zulus.

especially when it's 150 men with repeating firles single shot rifles squaring off against a mass charge by guys with spears and hide shields.   it a damn Civilization game game ot life, except the spearmen never take out a tank in the real world


The Martini-Henry rifle used at Rorke's Drift was a single shot only:  You loaded one bullet, fired it, then you had to reload.

Today, that sort of rifle would be called a "Martini-Feinstein".
2013-04-05 12:55:37 PM  
1 votes:

mbillips: And Jenkins was Welsh, too.


Well, his first name was Lleroy.
2013-04-05 11:09:45 AM  
1 votes:

vygramul: stuhayes2010: It's hard for me to use the word Hero for invading imperial forces killing native Zulus.

The funny thing is that most leadership of most nations/cultures/tribes/whathaveyou are a bunch of farkwads who did ugly things to their fellow people to become their leadership. I don't respect any of them.


That's why I live in an anarcho-syndicalist commune.  We take it in turns to act as a sort of executive officer for the week. All the decisions of that officer have to be ratified at a special biweekly meeting, by a simple majority in the case of purely internal affairs, but by a two-thirds majority in the case of more serious matters.
2013-04-05 10:41:58 AM  
1 votes:
Ah, the bravery of colonial imperialism. I miss those days.
2013-04-05 10:22:48 AM  
1 votes:

willfullyobscure: better check your colonial privilege, yo.


If your enemy outnumbers you 26+ to 1 and you win, it's not because you were incredibly brave.  It's because they were incredibly stupid.  The cheat code for "incredibly stupid enemy" is up up down down left right left right B A 007-373-5963, hold down the select button, then hit start.
2013-04-05 10:22:45 AM  
1 votes:
Well, bravo zulu!
2013-04-05 10:13:25 AM  
1 votes:
That was a truly brutal war.
My great-grandad lost a leg in that battle.
Some question as to whether it was from a mosquito or a tiger...

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2013-04-05 09:56:16 AM  
1 votes:

Nana's Vibrator: Let's be honest.  Even at 150 vs. 4000, it was probably like entering a cheat code.


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better check your colonial privilege, yo.
2013-04-05 09:45:26 AM  
1 votes:

GungFu: Meh.Colonial Invader Problems.

Using rfiles against a multitude of shoeless black people with wooden spears and animal hide shields shouting "Where Dem White Wimmin At?" isn't all that brave in my book.


Never heard of the Battle of Isandlwana, have you?



/damn kids
2013-04-05 09:41:59 AM  
1 votes:
I don't think we should glorify killing people.
Couldn't they have just talked out their differences?
2013-04-05 09:37:59 AM  
1 votes:

r1niceboy: Those Limeys were all cowards. If you want real heroism, try the US 7th cavalry at Wounded Knee.


Bravo sir. You are awarded an FC (Fark Cross) for courage above and beyond the call of posting.
 
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