Zulu: Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift, 22-23 January, 1879

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This is an account of one of the most dramatic episodes in 19th century military history, which continues to exert a unique fascination. On 22nd January 1879 the British military camp at Isandlwana, South Africa, was annihilated by about 20,000 Zulu warriors. Some 1200 troops died under the Zulu spears, half of them British regular infantry of the 24th Foot armed with modern breech-loading rifles. This battle was partly redeemed that evening at the tiny hospital and supply post of Rorke's Drift, successfully held in hand-to ...

Zulu: Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift, 22-23 January, 1879 1994, Combined Publishing

ISBN-13: 9781872004235

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