The Battle of Rorke's Drift in 1879 is well known in books and film, and famous for the 11 Victoria Crosses awarded to defenders.
But what of the ordinary rank and file at Rorke’s Drift?
Each faced a different challenge on his return home, and each family record had its own extraordinary story to tell, as unique to each man as his own fingerprint.
The Legacy Series of books tells those fascinating stories
24th Regiment badge; Martini Henry rifle of the Zulu Wars period (Photo Neil Aspinshaw); Victoria Cross awarded to Corporal Christian Schiess, 3rd Regiment Natal Native Contingent; detail from the painting of the battle by Alphonse de Neuville