At the end of 'D Day', the first day of the allied invasion of Nazi Europe, it was the South Wales Borders(The Royal Regiment of Wales) who'd made the greatest penetration into enemy territory! They'd manage to get as far as the outskirts Bordeaux some eight miles from the beach head!
This regiment has a noble and hard won history. They have taken part in many campaigns over the years Perhaps best remembered for the defence of Rorke's Drift in South Africa made famous by the movie ZULU. One hundred and thirtynine British troops stood against over four thousand Zulu warriors. It's an inportant fact that although in the movie we see most of the Zulu's with knives and spears they were actually armed with firearms. All the British casualties were wounded or killed by gunfire, not knife wounds.