ANATOMY OF THE ZULU ARMY From Shaka to Cetshwayo, 1818-1879


“Know your enemy” is a fundamental mantra of soldiering. Lack of knowledge, or under-estimating capabilities, can have disastrous consequences as the British discovered following the opening salvoes of the Anglo-Zulu war in 1879. Despite his extensive campaign experience on the continent of Africa, the British commander Lord Chelmsford had failed to comprehend that the Zulu were unlike any of the foes he had encountered on earlier wars. In “The Anatomy of the Zulu Army” Ian Knight explains what made the Zulu such an effective fighting force.

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