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Majuba, 1881
By Ian Castle

Majuba, 1881

The Hill of Destiny

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Majuba, 1881 by Ian Castle

Book Description

Osprey's study of one of the battles of the Boer Wars, the Battle of Majuba. In 1881 the tension between Britain and the Boer farmers of southern Africa that had existed for 75 years boiled over into open conflict. The British entered the war full of confidence, yet in a few short weeks they had suffered three separate reverses before suffering their final humiliating defeat on the isolated summit of Majuba. George Colley's force were swept off their 'unassailable' position and into headlong retreat. It was a defeat that sent shock waves reverberating around the Empire. Ian Castle examines not only the battle at Majuba, but also the previous engagements at Laing's Nek, Schuinshoogte and Bronkhorstspruit.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781855325036
ISBN-10: 1855325039
Format: Paperback
(250mm x 185mm x 7mm)
Pages: 96
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 15-Nov-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Ian Castle

Ian Castle is a founding member of the Napoleonic Association, and is still very involved in their activities both in Britain and mainland Europe. Ian began writing over ten years ago and besides having numerous articles published in military magazines and journals, he has written or co-written many books in the Osprey Campaign series.

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