Sunday, 26 April 2015

Rev George Smith & James Langley Dalton VC

Two of the lesser known defenders of Rorkes Drift were Reverend Smith who through out the siege walked amongst the defenders offering words of inspiration and encouragement whilst handing out ammo to the soldiers and James Dalton of the commissariat who not only handed ammunition out as shown in the film but also was credited with designing the original melee bag defences before Chard returned to the out post , he was belatedly awarded the VC after recommendations from the other defenders .

Smith & Dalton again by Empress 

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