Rorke’s Drift brought to life

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If the printed word can paint a thousand pictures The Star (June 24) presented readers with words worthy of a thousand murals.

I refer to the spell-binding article ‘Granddad’s war secrets uncovered’ that reminded us of historical facts about Rorke’s Drift brought to life in the action film Zulu.

To many people history and dry-as-dust mean the same thing, but the inclusion of pictures and the military citation as printed in the London Gazette, turned those dry memories into a real-life adventure story.

Just how ‘real life’ can be judged by the fact that an advert placed very much in the vicinity of the article offered services to the injured – better late than never I suppose!

Brian Wells, Whiteways Drive, Sheffield S4