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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)



VOICES FROM THE ZULU WAR
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VOICES FROM THE ZULU WAR
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The best inside view of the Zulu nation before and during the 1879 War,told by Ian Knight, the leading authority on the subject. Knight explains the Zulus' victories in the context of their history and culture and explains their attitudes to war.
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AFRICAN WARS
Warriors and Soldiers of the Colonial Campaigns
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AFRICAN WARS Warriors and Soldiers of the Colonial Campaigns
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Accounts of the late 19th and early 20th century campaigns fought by Africans against the European scramble for Africa. Unusually, author Chris Peers looks at the conflict from the African side, analysing their weapons, tactics, fighting methods and traditions.
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ZULU
Queen Victoria's Most Famous Little War
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ZULU Queen Victoria's Most Famous Little War
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One of the most maligned figures in British military history, Lord Chelmsford, commanding the invasion of Zululand in the 1879 Zulu War mixed arrogance with incompetence. Viewing the war through Chelmsford's eyes WB Bartlett leads us from the disaster of Isandlwana through the redeeming heroism o...
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ZULU CONQUERED
The March Of The Red Soldiers 1828-1888
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ZULU CONQUERED The March Of The Red Soldiers 1828-1888
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In Zulu Conquered, author Ron Lock explores the ultimately devastating penetration of Zululand by the white man in the sixty years between the arrival of the first Britons - shipwrecked mariners turned traders - to the tragic war of 1878, which saw the disaster of Isandlwana and the heroism of Ro...
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EMPIRE AND ESPIONAGE
Spies In The Zulu War
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EMPIRE AND ESPIONAGE Spies In The Zulu War
Product Code: 21905

The military engagements of the Anglo-Zulu war - from the disaster of Isandlwana to the heroism of Rorke's Drift, are well-known, but this intriguing book recounts the secret war behind the scenes as spies, diplomats and African explorers competed in a secret shadow war behind the scenes.
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WHO’S WHO IN THE ANGLO ZULU WAR 1879 VOL 2 
The Colonials And The Zulus
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WHO’S WHO IN THE ANGLO ZULU WAR 1879 VOL 2 The Colonials And The Zulus
Product Code: 21693

An impressive piece of research into the leading personalities of the Zulu nation which nearly humbled the British Empire as well as the ‘Colonials' -Boers, British settlers and non-Zulu Africans who played a part in the conflict.
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ZULU VANQUISHED 
The Destruction of the Zulu Kingdom
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ZULU VANQUISHED The Destruction of the Zulu Kingdom
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Detailed study of the wider Anglo-Zulu War of 1879,a well written sequel to the authors' first book, Zulu Victory. However, unlike the first book where the prime subject was the Battle of Isandlwana, this book deals with the second campaign against the Zulu Kingdom between February to July of 1879.
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FORGOTTEN BATTLES OF THE ZULU WAR
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FORGOTTEN BATTLES OF THE ZULU WAR
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We are all familiar with the iconic battles of the Zulu War - the disaster of Isandlwana and the heroism of Rorke's Drift. In this book, author Adrian Greaves sheds light on the lesser-known struggles of the conflict like Nyezane, fought on the same day as Isandlwana, Hlobane and Gingindhlovu, a...
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HISTORICAL RECORDS OF THE 24th REGIMENT (South Wales Borderers)
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HISTORICAL RECORDS OF THE 24th REGIMENT (South Wales Borderers)
Product Code: 21257

Regimental history of the unit which won immortal fame in its defence of Rorke's Drift against the Zulus in 1879, when it won 7 of the 14 VCs awarded. Contains colour plates of regimental uniforms, officer rolls etc.
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NATAL CARBINEERS
The History Of The Regiment From Its Foundation, 15th January 1855, to 30th June, 1911
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NATAL CARBINEERS The History Of The Regiment From Its Foundation, 15th January 1855, to 30th June, 1911
Product Code: 21207

This is an exceptional Colonial Regimental History. the narrative coves the establishment of Natal Colony and the formation of the Natal Carbineers under the Volunteer Ordnance of 1854. It moves on the early operations against Bushmen incursions into the Colony from the Drakensburg Mountains, bat...
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