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Battle Story: Isandlwana 1879

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The first major encounter between the British Army and Zulu Kingdomone of Britain's greatest military disasters

Putting the reader at the forefront of the action, this is the story of January 22,1879, whena 20,000-strong Zulu army attacked 1,700 British and colonial forcesspears and shields clashing with the latest military technology. Despite being poorly equipped, the n

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Kindle Edition, 160 pages
Published September 1st 2011 by The History Press
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Yorke analyses the causes of the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879. He gives the historical and political perspectives leading up to the war. The composition and traditions of the armies on both sides are discussed and well as equipment and logistic problems. This is a good read for those interested in the history of South Africa.
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