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Front view of the Storehouse at Rorkes Drift, Buffalo River, c. 1879 (b / w photo)

Front view of the Storehouse at Rorkes Drift, Buffalo River, c. 1879 (b  /  w photo)


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Front view of the Storehouse at Rorkes Drift, Buffalo River, c. 1879 (b / w photo)

NAM254154 Front view of the Storehouse at Rorkes Drift, Buffalo River, c.1879 (b/w photo) by Lloyd, James (fl.1870s); National Army Museum, London; (add.info.: probably taken in June 1879 after the post was fortified by the addition of loopholed stone walls; from an album of 53 photographs associated with the Zulu War; ); eNational Army Museum; English, out of copyright

Media ID 23203680

© National Army Museum / Bridgeman Images

Anglo Zulu War Fortifications Fortified Mission Station Outpost Rampart Rocks Stones


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This photograph captures the front view of the Storehouse at Rorkes Drift, Buffalo River, around 1879. Taken by James Lloyd during the Anglo Zulu War, this image showcases the fortified post after the addition of loopholed stone walls in June 1879. The storehouse stands tall amidst a rugged landscape, surrounded by rocks and stones that blend seamlessly with its fortress-like appearance. The mission station turned outpost is a testament to the strategic importance of Rorkes Drift during this historic conflict. The photograph beautifully portrays the strength and resilience of those who defended it against Zulu attacks. As we gaze upon this print from Fine Art Finder, we are transported back in time to witness a crucial moment in history. The ramparted walls serve as a reminder of both human ingenuity and determination in times of adversity. James Lloyd's photographic expertise shines through as he skillfully captures every detail of this significant structure. His lens immortalizes not only bricks and mortar but also emotions felt within these fortifications - fear, courage, hope. This image allows us to reflect on the sacrifices made by those who fought for their cause at Rorkes Drift. It serves as a powerful reminder that even amidst chaos and destruction, there can be moments of beauty found within historical relics like this storehouse.

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