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South Africa 1877-79

Despite the attention grabbed, thanks largely to its recreations on the big by the Zulu war in South Africa in 1879, there were other long and difficult campaigns against other tribes both in 1879 and in 1877-78. The campaigns were an expedition against the Galeka and Gaika tribes in 1877-78, fighting against the Griquas near Kimberley in 1878, and a campaign against the Basutos which ran concurrently with the Zulu War in Natal of 1879. The reason for the latter overshadowing the other campaigns is that two important pitched battles were fought on the same day, Isandhlwana and Rorke's Drift, which are notable events in British military history. Isandhlwana was a signal defeat for the British, thanks in large part to the incompetence of its commander, Lord Chelmsford, in which an entire British column was massacred. Rorke's Drift was a heroic against-the-odds defence of an isolated mission and hospital station by a hugely outnumbered British force. This was commanded by two young and junior officers, Lieutenants Chard and Bromhead. More VCs were won at Rorke's Drift than in any other one day action fought by the British army.

South Africa 1877-79 (Zulu War)



VICTORIA’S HARVEST: THE IRISH SOLDIER IN THE ZULU WAR OF 1879

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VICTORIA’S HARVEST: THE IRISH SOLDIER IN THE ZULU WAR OF 1879
Product Code: 25112

This book tells the story of some of the Irish men who served as soldiers in Queen Victoria's Army, before, during and after the Zulu War of 1879. Men who fought not necessarily for a queen or a country, but most often for their regiment; a regiment that had seen numerous fellow Irishmen and ofte...
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DVD ISANDLWANA ZULU BATTLEFIELD

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DVD ISANDLWANA ZULU BATTLEFIELD
Product Code: 25558

In 1879 the Colonial Government of Natal ordered a British army, led by General Lord Chelmsford and equipped with the most modern weaponry, to invade the Zulu Kingdom. Overconfident and contemptuous of his Zulu adversaries, Lord Chelmsford believed that his biggest problem would be in bringing th...
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Zulu Frontiersman

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Zulu Frontiersman
Product Code: 21046

The raw memoirs of a rough tough frontiersman in turn of the 19th/20th century South Africa who did not mind who he fought - Boer or Zulu - so long as there was fighting to be had.
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DEAD WAS EVERYTHING
Studies in the Anglo-Zulu War

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DEAD WAS EVERYTHING Studies in the Anglo-Zulu War
Product Code: 25190

Amidst the welter of books on the Anglo-Zulu war, Ken Smith here manages to come up with genuinely fresh insights and new information on this dramatic conflict. Includes portraits of the protagonists on both sides and analysis of the military action.
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LORD CHELMSFORD AND THE ZULU WAR

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LORD CHELMSFORD AND THE ZULU WAR
Product Code: 25209

Although blatantly biased in favour of the much criticised Lord Chelmsford, British commander in the Anglo-Zulu war, this defence of the discredited soldier, first published in 1939, is still a valuable survey of the war, and a source of continuing debate on its conduct.
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ISANDLWANA 
How The Zulus Humbled the British Empire

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ISANDLWANA How The Zulus Humbled the British Empire
Product Code: 24671

With the aid of recently discovered papers and diaries of battle survivors, Adrian Greaves, an authority on the Zulu Wars, presents a fresh account of Isandlwana, the battle in which the Zulus humbled the mighty British Empire and wiped out most of Lord Chemsford's invading army.
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ZULU KINGS AND THEIR ARMIES

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ZULU KINGS AND THEIR ARMIES
Product Code: 23970

Arguably sub-Saharan Africa's most martial tribe, the Zulus under their kings Shaka, Dingane, Dinizulu and Cethhwayo established a formidable reputation as an invincible military force. This book examines the relations of rulers and armies and how the whole Zulu people were mobilised as a warrior...
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ZULU WAR
Through Contemporary Eyes

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ZULU WAR Through Contemporary Eyes
Product Code: 23979

A vivid military history of the Zulu War written just 15 years after the conflict. The true triumphal tone of Victorian Empire at its zenith resounds throughout the book. British military incompetence at the disaster of Isandhlwanda is played down, and the heroism at Rorke's Drift played up. His...
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SOUTH WALES BORDERERS 24TH FOOT 1689-1937

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SOUTH WALES BORDERERS 24TH FOOT 1689-1937
Product Code: 23048

The South Wales Borderers and its predecessor units were one of the most distinguished, as well as one of the most venerable, line regiments in the British Army. Formed in 1689, the year of the ‘Glorious Revolution' the regiment played a major part in Britain's 18th century wars with France, and ...
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LIKE WOLVES ON THE FOLD 
The Defence of Rorke’s Drift

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LIKE WOLVES ON THE FOLD The Defence of Rorke’s Drift
Product Code: 23294

Rorkes Drift remains one of the most heroic episodes of British military history. The epic defence of the mission hospital against Zulus more than thirty times more numerous won 11 VCs for the beleaguered but victorious garrison. This magnificent military account brings the legendary episode to d...
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