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This site is dedicated to the men and events of the British Empire 1860-1913. This was the Empire at its most dynamic…Extending the borders across the globe. It was a time of the Great game in Asia and the scramble for Africa and British explorers entered the dark interior of Africa.

I’m looking to post blog posts, pictures, news items and book reviews. If anyone would like to contribute articles, book reviews or pictures please drop me an Email at nickbritten1974@gmail.com.

The title of this blog is taken from a 19th century Farsi saying. Anywhere in the world, where a leaf moves, underneath you will find an Englishman.

This is also the title of a great book that I will be reviewing shortly.

Hope you enjoy the site.

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  1. Sirs,
    may I point out that the photograph of ‘Scheiss’ in the Rorke’s Drift article is in fact a picture of Alan Richard Hill (later Hill-Walker), who was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions at the Battle of Laing’s Nek, 1st Boer War, 28th January 1881, whilst serving in the 58th (Rutlandshire) Regiment.
    In the photograph Hill is wearing the uniform of a Captain in the 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment.
    There is no confirmed photograph of Scheiss. http://www.rorkesdriftvc.com/vc/schiess.htm

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