Definitions for "19th/45th East African Rifles"
The 19th/45th East African Rifles is a fictional regiment of the British Colonial Army in the BBC comedy series Blackadder Goes Forth. In the series, Captain Edmund Blackadder states that he is a former member and participated in the famous Battle of Mboto Gorge of 1892 in Upper Volta, in which the regiment faced "10,000 Watusi Warriors, armed to the teeth with kiwi fruit and guava halves". During the battle, Captain Blackadder was able to save the life of Douglas Haig, later Field Marshal Haig, from a Watusi woman armed with a "viciously sharp piece of mango".