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32 91st Highlanders, 1879 (pre-owned)

Sale price$200.00 NZD

The 91st Highlanders arrived in Africa as reinforcements on 17th March, 1879. Under the overall command of Lord Chelmsford, they were marched to relieve Eshowe from a ten week Zulu siege, and on the morning of 2nd April at Gingindlovu, were attacked by a Zulu impi of 10,000 men.

The Zulus attacked the laager on three sides, losing a thousand men mainly to controlled volley fire. The following day the first regiment to march into Eshowe were the 91st with their colours flying and pipers playing ‘The Campbells are Coming’.

The David Cowe Collection

Condition: New Old Stock. Mint condition, paint bright and accurate, excellent examples of the early castings. Box in mint condition. You won't find a finer example.

Provenance: David Cowe's personal collection. NZ. Never displayed.