COUNTRY: South Africa
On the same day as the battle of Isandlwana, Zulu soldiers who did not participate in the battle of Isandlwana disobeyed orders from King Cetshwayo and crossed the Buffalo River to attack nearby Rorke's Drift.
It was a small mission station occupied by just over 100 British troops, who successfully defended the mission station and were awarded eleven Victorian crosses, the most ever awarded for a single action.
Today the Rorke's Drift complex comprises a church, the ELC Arts and Craft site, a museum and a small restaurant. Stone marketings have been laid down to outline where the British soldiers established their famous 'Biscuit tin' defense walls during the battle.
Battlefields tour guides usually include Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift.
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