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The battle of #RorkesDrift ended 144 years ago today. A distant battle in a long gone war, its place in popular history relies as much on a film as it does the gallantry rewarded with 11 VCs.

But there's more to the story of the #VictoriaCross and cinema. A thread.

The idea for ZULU (1964) came when Cy Endfield picked up a copy of Lilliput. John Prebble's article "Slaughter in the Sun" became #Zulu a few years later - recounting an underdog action which yielded 11 VCs and launched the career of a cinema great along the way.

ZULU DAWN (1979) sought to cash in on the success of its predecessor by depicting the Battle of #Isandlwana. Some big names make up a strong ensemble cast, share the story of two more VCs (Melvill and Coghill), and put the events at #RorkesDrift into wider context.

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Zum Thema #Denkmalsturz einige wertvolle Gedanken aus der #Geschichtsdidaktik (Thread!). Die Berücksichtigung von #Ambivalenz und #Ambiguitätstoleranz sind mehr als wünschenswert, doch zugleich in höchstem Maße politisch problematisch. Das will dieser Thread kurz begründen 1/...
1) In jeder Debatte um die Legitimität eines #Denkmals oder einer bestimmten Form der kollektiven #Erinnerung wird die #Ambivalenz des Gedenkens gern gegen die Entfernung eines Denkmals o. gegen eine Umbenennung argumentativ ins Feld geführt. #Colston oder #RobertKoch sind 2/...
hierfür tatsächlich gute Beispiele. Noch schwieriger sind aber von vielen als "Helden" angesehene, sehr ambivalente Figuren wie #Rommel oder #Richthofen. Üblicherweise akzentuieren die Angreifenden die verwerflichen Ansichten und Handlungen, während die Verteidiger hingegen 3/..
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Grandson of Ayub Khan, Emir of #Afghanistan, Brigadier Sardar Hissamuddin Mahmud el-Effendi, served in the #Pakistan army 11th Cavalry (Frontier Force) & took part the 1965 war. An avid polo player & member of Lahore polo club, he participated in high profile exhibition matches.
Known as Ghazi Ayub Khan (left pic), the Afghan Emir won a pyrrhic victory against the British in 1880 at Maiwand.

Brig Hissam wasnt his only grandson in the Pakistan army though. Brigadier Sardar M. Ismail Khan from his third son Sardar M. Akram Khan also fought in 1965 war
Fun fact.

Brig Hissam El-Effendi, Gen Yahya Khan, Gen Tikka Khan, Lt Gen Sahabzada Yaqub, Gen Kumaramangalam (Sixth Indian COAS), Maj Gen A.S. Naravane were all taken prisoners in WW2 by #Rommel's Afrika Korps & imprisoned in Aversa POW camp, Italy.…
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