Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Graves of the Rorkes Drift Defenders -Alfred Henry Hook VC

Probably the best known defender due to the superb but totally incorrect portrayal in the film Zulu by James Booth ,in real life Hook was the perfect soldier and a god fearing tea totallar but still performed heroically during the hospital siege , he appeared to have been admired and loved by all even his monument was paid for by admirers both civilian and military  . Hooks grave is in the beautiful churchyard at St Andrews near churcham ,although it was the subject of a recent mystery when the monument disappeared only to be returned later with a claim it had been restored which I dont think happened ?.

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