Zulu War 1879: Twilight of a Warrior Nation by Ian CastleZulu War 1879: Twilight of a Warrior Nation by Ian Castle

Zulu War 1879: Twilight of a Warrior Nation

byIan Castle


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Osprey's Campaign title for the Zulu War (1879). In the late 1870s the British Imperial administration in the Cape colony in southern Africa began to view the Zulu kingdom as a challenge to their authority.To contain this perceived threat, they engineered a war. The early campaigns went terribly wrong, with the decisive Zulu victory at Isandlwana. Ultimately however, the British won the war. The Zulus, primarily reliant on their skill with the stabbing spear, had no real defence or retaliation against the massed firepower of professional British soldiers. Ian Castle examines the British-Zulu war and its two key battles, Isandlwana and Khambula, with excellent black and white photographs accompanying the clear and detailed text.
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 book...
Title:Zulu War 1879: Twilight of a Warrior NationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 9.72 × 7.29 × 0.19 inPublisher:Bloomsbury USA

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ISBN - 10:1855321653

ISBN - 13:9781855321656

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Table of Contents

Origins of the War/Opposing Strategies/The Commanders/The Armies: Isandlwana Campaign/The First Phase of the War/The Aftermath of Isandlwana/The Second Phase of the War/Aftermath/The Battlefields Today/Chronology/A Guide to Further Reading/ Wargaming the Zulu War