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With His Face to the Foe: The Life and Death of Louis Napoleon, the Prince Imperial, Zululand, 1879
by Ian Knight
Witten by the acknowledged authority on the Anglo-Zulu War, this is the tragic and dramatic story of the death of the last heir to the Imperial throne of France, killed while fighting with the British in the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879, and of the scandal and recrimination which followed his death. The Carey court-martial and its effect on the public and the military establishm ...more
Hardcover, First American Edition, 290 pages
Published March 2003 by Spellmount Publishers
(first published December 6th 2001)
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As usual with Mr.Knights books, a well written, easy to read work. The account itself that of the life and death of Prince Louis Napoleon in Zululand is fascinating and give a great insight into the mores and morality of Victorian England.It is a very detailed and insightful account and any student of military history should enjoy it very much.