The Zulu War 1879 (Essential Histories, Volume 56) by Ian Knight PDF


By Ian Knight

ISBN-10: 1841766127

ISBN-13: 9781841766126

The Zulu battle of 1879 is still the best identified British colonial wars and integrated battles whose names reverberate via historical past. At Isandlwana the Zulus inflicted a crushing defeat at the British; the gallant British defence at Rorke's waft and re-established British status. but as this ebook indicates, there has been extra to the conflict than this. Six months of brutal struggling with undefined, until eventually the Zulu country used to be damaged up, its king imprisoned and the total constitution of the Zulu kingdom destroyed. Years of internecine strife undefined, till the British eventually annexed Zululand as a colonial possession.

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