The Road To Isandlwana

Author by : Philip Gon
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Isandlwana

Author by : Ian Knight
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Publisher by : Leo Cooper Books
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Description : The authors' description of the events on the fateful day - 2 January 1879 - brings to life the shocking defeat of the British Army at the hands of the Zulus. The blunders and omissions that resulted in the loss of so many lives are exposed.


Rorke S Drift Isandlwana 1879

Author by : Chris Peers
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Publisher by : The History Press
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Description : Rorke’s Drift and Isandlwana, both 1879, are undoubtedly the most famous of Britain’s imperial battles, the former the subject of one of the nation’s top war movies, Zulu, even if it wasn't actually filmed there. With South Africa becoming a more popular tourist destination, never has there been a better time to visit these iconic battlefields and trace the steps of the red-coated heroes who fought against overwhelming odds. This richly illustrated book features the most thorough and recent examination of the battlefields, showing exactly what happened where and what can be seen.


David Rattray S Guidebook To The Anglo Zulu War Battlefields

Author by : David Rattray
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Publisher by : Pen and Sword
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Description : South African born and bred, David Rattray's name is today synonymous with the Anglo-Zulu War. Now for the first time, his encyclopaedic knowledge is available to the reading public. With its magnificent colour artwork, including superb paintings, detailed maps and lively and informative text, this book will be greatly welcomed by both readers at home and visitors to the sites themselves.


The Illustrated Guide To The Anglo Zulu War

Author by : John Laband
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Publisher by : University of Kwazulu Natal Press
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Description : The Illustrated Guide to the Anglo-Zulu War is a comprehensive, illustrated and expert guide to the famous clash in 1879 between the British Empire and the Zulu Kingdom. The book describes and explains the origins of the conflict, the Zulu, British and colonial military systems, the combatantsâ?? tactics and strategies, and the course of the campaign. There are definitive maps of military operations and the battles, diagrams of fortifications and additional pictorial material, all of which provide a dramatic and visual explication of the war. The aim is to lead the reader through the campaign while including a sense of the human and social context in which warriors and civilian commentators of a previous century experienced the violent cataclysm of invasion. In all its aspects this book is the essential guide to a full understanding of the Zululand campaign of 1879.


Rorke S Drift And Isandlwana

Author by : Chris Peers
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Publisher by : Greenhill Books
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Description : The battle of Isandlwana on 22 January 1879 was one of the most dramatic episodes in military history. In the morning, 20,000 Zulus overwhelmed the British invading force in one of the greatest disasters ever to befall a British army. Later the same day, a Zulu force of around 3,000 warriors turned their attention to a small outpost at Rorke’s Drift defended by around 150 British and Imperial troops. The British victory that ensued – against remarkable odds – would go down as one of the most heroic actions of all time. In this thrilling blow-by-blow account, Chris Peers draws on firsthand testimonies from both sides to piece together the course of the battles as they unfolded. Along the way, he exposes many of the Victorian myths to reveal great acts of bravery as well as cases of cowardice and incompetence. A brief analysis of the aftermath of the battle and notes on the later careers of the key participants completes this gripping exposé of this legendary encounter.


Great Battles The Battle Of Isandlwana

Author by : Saul David
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Publisher by : Penguin UK
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Description : Penguin Specials are designed to fill a gap. Written to be read over a long commute or a short journey, they are original and exclusively in digital form. This is Saul David's compelling examination of one of history's greatest battles. On 22nd January, at Isandlwana in Zululand, South-East Africa, the British Army suffered one of the worst defeats in its history. A camp of 1,700 men, armed with state-of-the-art weapons and two artillery pieces, was surprised and overwhelmed by a huge Zulu army equipped with only spears. It became the seminal battle of the Zulu War, an ill-conceived, incompetently executed and fruitless campaign for the British. In this Penguin Short, Saul David presents a concise, devastating and utterly gripping account of the most brutal of battles that will transport you to the plains of Africa and the cauldron of war, and all for less than the price of a cup of coffee.


Financial Mail

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Zulu

Author by : Ian Knight
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Publisher by : Howell Press
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Description : This is an account of one of the most dramatic episodes in 19th century military history, which continues to exert a unique fascination. On 22nd January 1879 the British military camp at Isandlwana, South Africa, was annihilated by about 20,000 Zulu warriors. Some 1200 troops died under the Zulu spears, half of them British regular infantry of the 24th Foot armed with modern breech-loading rifles. This battle was partly redeemed that evening at the tiny hospital and supply post of Rorke's Drift, successfully held in hand-to-hand fighting against thousands of Zulus by some 140 defenders, only 80 of them able-bodied redcoats.


Zululand At War 1879

Author by : Sonia Clarke
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Description : The Brenthurst Press was formed to bring before a wider public the most important manuscripts in The Brenthurst Library, and undoubtedly the letters contained in this work are some of the most noteworthy documents in the collection. This volume contains a further selection of the documents relating to the Anglo-Zulu War from Mr H.F. Oppenheimer's library situated at Brenthurst, in Parktown, Johannesburg.


Natal And Zululand From Earliest Times To 1910

Author by : Andrew Duminy
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Publisher by : University of Kwazulu Natal Press
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Description : Written by twelve historians and two archaeologists, this history of Natal for more than 20 years is edited by two professors of history in the University of Natal. This book deals with a number of myths about the colonial past and unseats the 'old' truths.


Lord Chelmsford S Zululand Campaign 1878 1879

Author by : John Laband
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Publisher by : Sutton Pub Limited
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Description : Documents relating to Chelmsford's direction of the Anglo-Zulu War, exposing his plans, decisions, problems and disputes to the closest critical assessment.


South African History

Author by : Naomi Musiker
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Publisher by : International Publication Service
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Themelios

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The Sun Turned Black

Author by : Ian Knight
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Publisher by : William Waterman Publications
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Description : The Sun would never set on the British Empire. On 22 January, 1879, at the height of battle between Regular and Colonial troops and King Cetshwayo's Zulu Army, at a remote African crag called Isandlwana, the sun turned black. In ordinary terms, it was no more than a partial eclipse, but as a portent, it foreshadowed an ignominious defeat and a dark stain that would be cast over Britain's imperial policy and military pride. troops - experienced in African warfare, armed with modern rifles, well-supplied, supported by and encamped at their leisure on ground of their own choosing - came to be annihilated by a tribal people very largely with only spears. It also tells the story of the successful defence, on the night of the massacre, of a tiny outpost held by just over 100 men, against repeated assaults of some 4000 men. This is a revised edition of Ian Knight's Zulu.


Lord Chelmsford And The Zulu War

Author by : The Hon, Gerald French D.S.O.
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Description : The Anglo-Zulu war of 1879 was perhaps subjected to much controversy as a result of the epic Zulu victory at the battle of Isandlwana. Lord Chelmsford, the General Officer commanding the invasion force during the war, sustained severe criticism from both journalists and parliament following his actions and conduct at Isandlwana. In 1939 and on the sixtieth anniversary of the battle, Major, the Hon Gerald French, wrote a controversial but riveting book titled??'Lord Chelmsford and the Zulu War,' is based on defending both Lord Chelmsford's actions and reputation. The foreword to the book was written by General Sir Bindon Blood who served under Chelmsford in India and a devoted admirer.??French however, had fallen into the error of selective inaccurate source material and false reports that were, at the time, specifically designed to shield Lord Chelmsford from the Isandlwana debacle and conveniently lay such blame on the shoulders of Colonel Anthony Durnford, Royal Engineers, who was present at Isandlwana. For example, in looking for such evidence, French deliberately altered a map that showed the true disposition of the imperial defence line at the battle in order for readers to reach the conclusion that the primary course of the defeat was the retreat of the Natal Native Contingent , that opened a gap in the defence , thus allowing an unopposed Zulu advance.??The book is nevertheless a comprehensive and detailed coverage of the Anglo Zulu war from the initial invasion to the final battle of Ulundi some months later, and has been used extensively as bibliography by authors when addressing the subject of the Anglo-Zulu war. This book is highly recommended for those with a historical interest of the events of 1879 and the demise of the Zulu nation.


A Cradle Of Rivers

Author by : David A. Dodds
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Send Carrington

Author by : Philip Gon
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Fraser S Magazine

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Fraser S Magazine

Author by : James Anthony Froude
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Top Touring Spots In South Africa

Author by : Roger De la Harpe
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Publisher by : Tafelberg Publishers Limited
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Description : This is a fairly subjected view of The Top Touring Spots of South Africa to suit all pockets for example the Kruger Park, Mala Mala down to three basic tent accommodation in the Kruger Rest Camps is covered. Geographical area of the country is suited, together with a map of its regions and within that region the best of the holiday spots are previewed. Some like the Waterfront and Lost City, which are regular attractions and other that, are out of the way places, which you may not otherwise visit. The idea is to give the tourist whether their are overseas or local plenty of scope in terms of price and different type of holiday one can have whether it's touring the shebeens in Soweto or the flash box of the Lost City. Enjoying the solitude of the Richtersveldt or white waterrafting in the Eastern Cape. The book tells you where to go and what to do and how to get there and where to stay. At the end of each chapter there's an information box containing all of the useful telephone numbers and e-mail addresses and fax numbers of the Tourist Bureau's, hotels etc.


Isandlwana

Author by : Carlos Roca Gonzales
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Publisher by : Wars and Battles
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Description : When the incredible news of the Isandlwana disaster reached the heart of the British Empire, Victorian society could not believe that a few savages has annihilated such a large number of professional troops, belonging to one of its most legendary infantry regiments. It was a major defeat - remaining the greatest British military defeat at the hands of the native forces in history. 850 Europeans and around 450 Africans in British service died. Only 50 European troops and five Imperial officers escaped, in addition to several hundred Africans who fled the battlefield before the camp was surrounded. Isandlwana: The Bitter Zulu Victory provides a complete, illustrated overview of events, recounting one of the most controversial and brutal military attacks in history. SELLING POINTS: New assessment of one of Britain's greatest military defeats. Illustrated history of one of the most important events in colonial history. 50 b/w photos


Fearful Hard Times

Author by : Ian Castle
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Publisher by : Greenhill Press
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Description : The first full-length study of the 72-day siege and relief of Eshowe.


South African National Bibliography

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Description : Includes publications received in terms of Copyright Act no. 9 of 1916.


Historia

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Curling Letters Of The Zulu War

Author by : Brian Best
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Publisher by : Casemate Publishers
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Description : "The crushing defeat suffered by the British Army by the Zulus at Isandlwana on 22 January 1879 is by any standards a gripping and shocking story. The discovery of a complete set of diaries written by a young Royal Artillery officer who was the only survivor of his unit which lost all their guns is a very important find. Not only does this superb record tell of the dramatic events of that fateful day but it captures the atmosphere of the whole campaign and the age in which it was fought, and makes for compulsive reading. "


Isandlwana

Author by : Ian Frederick William Beckett
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Publisher by : Brasseys Uk Limited
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Description : The 20000 strong Zulu force was able to defeat the small British contingent and force Lord Chelmsford to revise his plans for invading Zululand but, although only 350 of the 1500 British survived, the loss of several thousand of their men by the Zulus was more crucial in the total picture of the campaign. The news of the British defeat appalled the nation where the public was used to easy victories over such indigenous opponents and this was to be the worst single dayAs loss of British troops between the Napoleonic Wars and the Great War. The vitriol and satire heaped on the British performance by parliament and press was unheard of for the time. Ian Beckett contributes this early volume to the 'in Focus' series where the aim is to provide important and significant coverage of the war as opposed to the lightweight style of other paperback series of this type. The 50000-word text allows the author to meet the needs of many historians and students at all levels evaluating this important period in the British Empire.


Isandlwana

Author by : John Laband
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Publisher by : Ecclesia Life Mana
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