A single moment of glory


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Military Illustrated - Past and Present
Vol. 207, no. 0805 (August 2005), p. 24-31


John Chard won a Victoria Cross defending Rorke's Drift against an army of Zulus. But his fellow officers were far from impressed and their sour comments continued to dog his reputation. Ian Knight argues that this is unfair. Chard may have been an unexeptional officer, but he more than rose to the challenge on that frightening African night