A highly interesting letter about the Zulu war. Brevet-Major Grenfell, later Field-Marshall Baron Grenfell, writes to an unnamed friend about a Zulu attack on a camp near Isandhlwana, a day or so before the main Zulu assault on Rorke's Drift. It is a very vivid account of a massacre of English and loyal native troops. . . . "The loss of the Camp was due to the Officer Commanding. . . Col. Durnford who. . . disregarded the orders left by the General . . . Durnford is dead, but he shot himself when all was lost. This will probably never be known publicly but this is the case. Officers and men behaved splendidly dying back to back and at the last rallying round the Colours. . ." This letter, written ten days after the event by a man on the spot, is a very different account from the one found under Durnford the D.N.B. A fine and moving letter.