Author: Knight, Lan; Castle, Lan
Publisher: Osprey Pub Co
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: As New
Jacket Condition: As New
Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
New book, 222 pages. The Zulu War of 1879 was devestating in its brutality. Pitting the firepower of the professional British army against the skill and determination of King Cetshwayo's Zulu warriors, it was a mighty clash of military cultures that ended with the collapse of Zululand - the last great black kingdom bordering Britain's African colonies. The book traces the course of the Zulu War, covering the major battles of Isandlwana, Rorke's Drift and Khambula, and showing that the British victory was by no means easily won. The opposing forces - the British, under General Sir Arthur Cunnynghame and the Zulus, under their King Cetshwayo - are profiled, and their dress, equipment, organisation and military methodologies are examined in detail.