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Carol 430181

Carol 430181 Report 28 Dec 2012 18:44

Just watched the film Zulu, got to thinking, my father told me many moons ago his mother had meet Henry Hook, one of the men that won a VC, when she was a young girl.

Thought I would check things out, found he was born in Gloucestershire and died there. So could not possible have meet him. Then found he was in Islington marrying 2nd wife and had two children born there. He married an Ada Letita Taylor, my grandmother was also a Taylor, both had William Taylor as father, getting more excited, alas not same William, but fun while it lasted.

Now thinking why would he have been at her house?

Carol ;-)


Susan10146857 Report 28 Dec 2012 19:18

Hi Carol

Which channel was Zulu on? maybe I can find it on catch-up

Carol 430181

Carol 430181 Report 28 Dec 2012 19:27

Oh Susan, I am useless at channels, was bored with normal channels and just kept clicking, sorry.

Was quite disappointed to google and find out that the two apparent heroes where a bit of a waste of space. Think they were hyped up for the film.



supercrutch Report 28 Dec 2012 20:03


On my FB page Zulu has always been my favourite film and I have watched it countless times.



Susan10146857 Report 28 Dec 2012 20:09


I have been waiting for ages to watch Zulu again......I have searched all channels and can't find it anywhere :-(

Carol 430181

Carol 430181 Report 28 Dec 2012 20:10

Agree Sue, have watched about 6 times, just thought I was on to a family connection.


supercrutch Report 28 Dec 2012 20:12

That's the 'watch now' link


JoyDean Report 28 Dec 2012 20:14

I like Zulu, but prefer Zulu Dawn about the Battle of Isandlwana between British and Zulu forces.


GinN Report 28 Dec 2012 20:18

Really intriguing for you, Carol, hope your investigations pay off.
"Zulu"is a fascinating piece of history, I'd love to go Rourke's Drift some day.

Carol 430181

Carol 430181 Report 28 Dec 2012 20:28

Very near to my heart, daughter has lived in South Africa for last 14 yrs.

Only problem I can't fly.

Carol :-(