In Defence of the Drift - A Gloster boy abroad. Ahead of the 140th anniversary of the battle and having recently returned from the famous battlefields of the Anglo Zulu War in South Africa. Paul Barnett transports his audience from the sun baked plains of Victorian South Africa to the serein pastures of rural Curcham. All the while setting the scene of the now long forgotten tale of forest boy Alfred Henry Hook, V.C. winner, whose epic exploits whilst at Rorkes Drift - January 22nd-23rd 1879, ultimately led to his starring, yet much maligned, role in the now famous blockbuster 'Zulu'.