Offended by ‘Rorke’s Drift’….Discuss

I note that  TransportforLondon (TfL), in yet another display of total obsequiousness to the ‘Easily Offended’ faction amongst the inhabitants of Londonistan, told Dollis Hill Tube station staff to remove the Completely Factual and Opinion-free notice remembering the Battle of Rorke’s Drift, fought in Natal Province, South Africa: between 150-odd British and Colonial Troops guarding the Mission Station and river ford, and an estimated 3,000 Zulu warriors under King Cetshwayo.

The notice, placed on the concourse ‘whiteboard’ by a staff member, did not offer any opinion as to the rights, wrongs or indeed outcomes of the battle, except to note that 11 Victoria Crosses were awarded that day: ‘For Gallantry in the presence of the Enemy’.

As noted in the Telegraph story, one person complained, out of all the thousands who run, walk or shuffle through Dollis Hill Station; and TfL ordered the notice to be obliterated.

I just wonder what would have been the outrage and offence caused if the whiteboard had held, instead, the place-name of Isandlwhana, where, the day before Rorke’s Drift had been fought, 1,300 British soldiers had been slaughtered by some 5,000 of those Zulus.

For me, I would salute:-

  • Lieutenant John Rouse Merriott Chard, 5th Field Coy, Royal Engineers
  • Lieutenant Gonville Bromhead; B Coy, 2nd/24th Foot
  • Corporal William Wilson Allen; B Coy, 2nd/24th Foot
  • Private Frederick Hitch; B Coy, 2nd/24th Foot
  • Private Alfred Henry Hook; B Coy, 2nd/24th Foot
  • Private Robert Jones; B Coy, 2nd/24th Foot
  • Private William Jones; B Coy, 2nd/24th Foot
  • Private John Williams; B Coy, 2nd/24th Foot
  • Surgeon James Henry Reynolds; Army Medical Department
  • Acting Assistant Commissary James Langley Dalton; Commissariat and Transport Department
  • Corporal Christian Ferdinand Schiess; 2nd/3rd Natal Native Contingent

 

All of whom were awarded the Victoria Cross, a timely remembrance of a signal British victory; after the terrible losses of Isandlwhana!

9 comments for “Offended by ‘Rorke’s Drift’….Discuss

  1. Hereward Unbowed.
    January 25, 2018 at 12:41 pm

    We made sure at Ulundi.

  2. John in cheshire
    January 25, 2018 at 4:59 pm

    Mike, hear hear. This should be taught in history classes as part of our national history and pride in ordered and those who have given their lives so the commies and easily offended can do so in safety.

    They make me sick.

  3. January 25, 2018 at 5:23 pm

    “Social justice warriors, sir! Thousands of them!”

    • Ted Treen
      January 26, 2018 at 1:33 pm

      Excellent! 🙂

  4. January 26, 2018 at 12:26 am

    Once again it took just one objector and the sign was removed. How many times to we hear this sort of thing? Something is changed, cancelled, an apology is made because one snowflake or professional provokatee was ‘offended’.

    • Voice of Reason
      January 26, 2018 at 9:03 pm

      Unfortunately, all too true. And, as with the recent spate of reports on sexual harassment, such things tend to dilute the cases that we should be concerned with.

  5. Lord T
    January 26, 2018 at 11:27 am

    I’m fucking offended by all this politically correct crap but nobody seems to care about that.

  6. Pcar
    January 27, 2018 at 12:36 am

    I salute all who defended Rork’s Drift.

    TfL, like PM May & MPs need to stop being spineless surrender monkeys.

    Correct attitude: Jim Davidson vs PC BBC presenter

    In DM today:
    Millennial Snowflakes watching classic Bond movies for the first time blast ‘sexist’ and ‘racist’ plots – and describe Sean Connery’s 007 as ‘basically a rapist’

    :facepalm

    • January 27, 2018 at 1:18 am

      Bond may be a sexist and a rapist but he is a BRITISH sexist and rapist. And he is licensed by the Home Office to act in that manner on behalf of Mrs May. Take it up with her.

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