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2nd July, 2017

In 1879, Dubliner James Bushe of 2nd Battalion, 24th Foot was one of 16 Irishmen who fought in one of the most epic defences in military history, that of the mission station at Rorke’s Drift (former trading post of Irish merchant James Rorke) when 150 men held off 4,000 Zulus. Some 11 Victoria Crosses were awarded, of which seven went to the 2/24; the highest number of VCs ever received for a single action by...

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