Noble Twenty-Fourth, The

DESCRIPTION: "A story came one morning From a far and distant land, That savages had massacred A small but gallant band. 'Gainst 20,000 foreign foes... 500 valiant English fought, And nobly fighting fell." Hearers should honor the 24th and "avenge your countrymen."
AUTHOR: Words: G. C. Anewick / Music: V. Davies (source: Winstock)
EARLIEST DATE: 1970 (Winstock)
KEYWORDS: soldier death patriotic
Jan 22, 1879 - Battle of Isandlwana opens the Zulu War. Roughly 20,000 Zulus attacked some 2000 British and allied troops, killing almost all of the British including most of the 24th Regiment of Foot (2nd Warwickshire). (Source: Wikipedia)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Winstock, pp. 224-226, "The noble 24th" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #22076
File: Wins224

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