The Zulu War 1879
By (author) Ian Knight
Zulu War 1879 by Ian Knight
Book DescriptionThe Zulu War of 1879 remains one of the best known British colonial wars and included two battles whose names reverberate through history. At Isandlwana the Zulus inflicted a crushing defeat on the British; the gallant British defence at Rorke's Drift followed and re-established British prestige. Yet as this book shows, there was more to the war than this. Six months of brutal fighting followed, until the Zulu kingdom was broken up, its king imprisoned and the whole structure of the Zulu state destroyed. Years of intemecine strife followed, until the British finally annexed Zululand as a colonial possession.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781841766126
(245mm x 172mm x 7mm)
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 25-Aug-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Ian Knight
Anatomy of the Zulu Army, Paperback (November 2015)
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Marching to the Drums, Paperback (October 2015)
Dramatic tales of warfare from Britain's great days of empire.
British Infantryman vs Zulu Warrior, Paperback (October 2013)
The short but savage Anglo-Zulu War of 1879 pitched well-equipped but complacent British soldiers into combat with the Zulu, one of history's finest fighting forces. This study traces the changing face of infantry combat in the Anglo-Zulu War.
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Between 1845 and 1872, various groups of Maori were involved in a series of wars of resistance against British settlers. The Maori had a fierce and long-established warrior tradition and subduing them took a lengthy British Army commitment, only surpassed in the Victorian period by that on the North-West Frontier of India.
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Author Biography - Ian Knight
Ian Knight was born in 1956. He was a freelance writer on military history for ten years before studying Afro-Caribbean History at the University of Kent. He has written widely on Zulu history and travelled extensively in Zululand. Ian was the editor of the Victorian Military Society journal for many years, and has written several books for Osprey.
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