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MATABELE - ALLAN WILSON & BRAVE MEN SHANZANI ( MARTOPOS) MEMORIAL, ZIMBABWE

Compiled & Copyright © Martin Edwards 2008

The unveiling of the memorial to 'The memory of Allan Wilson & Brave Men Shanzani (Matopos)'. During the 1st Matabele War (1893) against the British South African Company, Wilson and the patrol of 34 were all killed and buried at the place of the killing. Regarded as England's equivalent of 'Custer's last stand'. At Cecil Rhodes request they were reburied next to his own grave in 1904.

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