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Dr Adrian Greaves has arranged a competition for members of the AZWHS.
He has compiled a new informative book about the Anglo-Zulu War which looks at the reasons for the campaign and takes the reader through to the end of the war. It is a gently thought-provoking work as well as up-to-date with his recent research and titled Fragments and Snippets from the Zulu War. Unusually, the book contains a dozen or so large hand-drawn maps displaying masses of information.
The book and competition is free to members who make a minimum donation to the Zulu Village at Rorke’s Drift of £25. Each book will be signed by the author and numbered; the edition is limited to 500 copies. The book is worth it, even without the competition – so do please obtain a copy to help the Zulu Village and ‘have a go’.
The first prize is a rare 1879 Gold Sovereign. It comes with a photograph of David Rattray and the author with the prize sovereign on the Isandlwana battlefield. Being Victorian, and with this date, it is one of the rarest and most valuable of all gold sovereigns, and it has unique ‘battlefield interest’.
The competition…. Within the book’s text and maps is the answer to a question. All the necessary clues are in the question. The answer can be found in the book. The unique competition entry form and the question come with each book.
Entry forms must be returned to the AZWHS in time for ZULU DAWN actress, Anna Calder-Marshall, to draw the results which will take place on the 22nd January 2016. The first correct answer drawn will receive the first prize, the following two correct answers will receive an original pencil drawing of a Zulu War scene, ready for framing, by the celebrated War artist, Jason Askew. These drawings are rare.
Members can enter the competition by sending a cheque to the Anglo Zulu Historical Society, or by logging in to the members section and paying by credit card or Paypal. If you're not a member, click here to join.
This specific competition is only open to members of the Anglo Zulu War Historical Society and the Anglo Zulu War Research Society.
If no correct answer is drawn, the competition will remain open for a further 12 months. If there is then still no correct answer, the prize will be withdrawn and the value of the sovereign will be paid to the Zulu Village. Results will be advertised on the Society website after the draw, and prize winners will be notified by post.
In the interest of fairness and to give everyone the same chance of winning, the competition will be restricted to one attempt per book sold. I hope this won’t dissuade anyone wishing to make a larger donation when buying a copy.
The same book, unsigned and not numbered, may, at a later date, be marketed to the public, but with an alternative competition and less valuable prizes.