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Ian Knight is internationally acknowledged as the leading author on Zulu history and the Anglo-Zulu Wa.

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But this book proves that the Anglo-Zulu War is something that requires in depth study; not only for its social and military implications .

But this book proves that the Anglo-Zulu War is something that requires in depth study; not only for its social and military implications but for its unique place in history. It has plenty of pictures, the most I have ever seen of the Anglo-Zulu War, and is well written with clear and concise information that historians and non-historians can enjoy alike. Published by Thriftbooks.

The Zulu kingdom, created by Shaka kaSenzangakhona . The war began in January 1879.

The Zulu kingdom, created by Shaka kaSenzangakhona, lasted just over six decades before meeting the imperial might of the British Empire. Within six months the kingdom lay in pieces. A full military campaign, known as the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879 was required to ensure its demise. Three columns of British troops under the command of Lt. Gen. Lord Chelmsford invaded Zululand. Almost immediately, the war went badly wrong for the British.

the epic of the Zulu War, 1879. Published 1996 by Greenhill Books, Stackpole Books in London, Pa.

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The Zulu Kingdom, created by Shaka kaSenzangakhona, lasted just over six decades before meeting the imperial might of the . The British High Commissioner in South Africa, Sir Henry Bartle Frere, believed that the robust and economically self-reliant Zulu kingdom was a threat to this policy. In December 1878 he picked a quarrel with the Zulu king, Cetshwayo kaMpande, in the belief that the Zulu army – armed primarily with shields and spears.

The Anglo – Zulu wars, a clash between the might of the British Empire with the African Zulu Kingdom, began in 1879. In 1874, Sir Henry Bartle Frere was appointed High Commissioner for Southern Africa. His mission was to bring the various African kingdoms, tribal areas, and Boer Republics together under British rule, modelled after the policy which brought the various states within Canada together under one political and military control. He was opposed by several forces, mainly the various independent Boer states, and the Zulu Kingdom, with its vast army.

The man to whom this letter was addressed - Sir Bartle Frere - had others ideas . The National Army Musuem Book of the Zulu War by Ian Knight (Sidgwick and Jackson, 2003).

The man to whom this letter was addressed - Sir Bartle Frere - had others ideas, however. Frere had been sent out to to Cape Town with the specific task of grouping South Africa's hotch-potch of British colonies, Boer republics and independent black states into a Confederation of South Africa. The Victorian public was dumbstruck by the news that 'spear-wielding savages' had defeated the well equipped British Army. Military Blunders by Saul David (Robinson, 1997).

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The Zulu kingdom, created by Shaka kaSenzangakhona, lasted just over six decades before meeting the imperial might of the British Empire. Within six months the kingdom lay in pieces. A full military campaign, known as the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879 was required to ensure its demise. The British High Commissioner in South Africa, Sir Henry Bartle Frere, believed that the robust and economically self-reliant Zulu kingdom was a threat to this policy. In December 1878 he picked a quarrel with the Zulu king, Cetshwayo kaMpande, in the belief that the Zulu army - armed primarily with shields and spears - would soon collapse in the face of British Imperial might. The war began in January 1879. Three columns of British troops under the command of Lt. Gen. Lord Chelmsford invaded Zululand. Almost immediately, the war went badly wrong for the British. On 22 January, the Centre Column, under Lord Chelmsford's personal command, was defeated at Isandlwana mountain. In one of the worst disasters of the Colonial era, over 1300 British troops and their African allies were killed. In the aftermath of Isandlwana, the Zulu reserves mounted a raid on the British border post at Rorke's Drift, which was held by just 145 men. After ten hours of ferocious fighting, the Zulu were driven off. Eleven of the defenders of Rorke's Drift were awarded the Victoria Cross.These are the best-known episodes of the war, and Rorke's Drift inspired the classic film Zulu, which established Michael Caine as a star. However, the author delves deeply into the causes of the war, the conditions during it and the aftermath. Completely re-set, this is one of the most highly-regarded books on the period.

Comments: (7)

MARK BEN FORD
The Anglo-Zulu War is a subject often obscured from history and put under the broader picture of colonialism. But this book proves that the Anglo-Zulu War is something that requires in depth study; not only for its social and military implications but for its unique place in history. It has plenty of pictures, the most I have ever seen of the Anglo-Zulu War, and is well written with clear and concise information that historians and non-historians can enjoy alike.
Jeronashe
Good book. A bit on slim side and information condensed.

Solid 4-star rating.

I would like to provide textual content on that Rating as part of this Review, however am unable to do so. The ACDLT has restricted (without warning, specific notification, identification of specific problems or appeal). That being so, an inability to respond to Review comments by others (positive, negative, indifferent) would be unfair to myself and others.

But it is a solid 4-star book in this genre.
Ochach
Excellent account of the English-Zulu War. More maps of locations mentioned in the narration would be helpful to understand the unfolding of the strategy. Also a glossary of some of the Zulu terms would be helpful. Otherwise an excellent read.
Bradeya
This was rivetting yet ultimately left me feeling sad. What was it all for? Fighting and eventually destroying an age-old culture for some land at the bottom of Africa.

The British were clincal, the Africans overwhelmed. Even with the pyrric victory at Isandlwhana, the Zulu were eventually crushed by the mite of the British Army along with Messers Martini and Henry.
Great book that tells it like it was.
Hulbine
Great read, nice condition.
invasion
...the most comprehensive history of the Anglo-Zulu War yet published. The result of years of research in Britain, South Africa, France, the United States, and Australia, it consists of more than 260 illustrations, most of which have never been published anywhere in the world before."

"Not just 'pretty pictures,' the illustrations have been carefully integrated with the text and have full captions assessing their historical significance."

"For the first time, great care has been taken to trace pictures of great Zulu commanders, personalities, and warriors and Brave Men's Blood therefore represents the most balanced image of the war available. The illustrations of the weapons, uniforms, and men in action bring to life the experiences of soldiers of both sides...."

This remarkable book was first published jointly by Greenhill (UK), Presidio (US), and Media House (South Africa) in 1990 in a large format superior to the later, smaller editions. 200 pp., cloth over boards with dustjacket, Glossary, Bibliography, Index.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
The Road to War

Thunderclap
Besieged
Turning-Point

Destruction of the Zulu Kingdom
Last Shots
Nuadabandis
"...the most comprehensive history of the Anglo-Zulu War yet published. The result of years of research in Britain, South Africa, France, the United States, and Australia, it consists of more than 260 illustrations, most of which have never been published anywhere in the world before."

"Not just 'pretty pictures,' the illustrations have been carefully integrated with the text and have full captions assessing their historical significance."

"For the first time, great care has been taken to trace pictures of great Zulu commanders, personalities, and warriors and Brave Men's Blood therefore represents the most balanced image of the war available. The illustrations of the weapons, uniforms, and men in action bring to life the experiences of soldiers of both sides...."

This remarkable book was first published jointly by Greenhill (UK), Presidio (US), and Media House (South Africa) in 1990 in a large format superior to the later, smaller editions. 200 pp., cloth over boards with dustjacket, Glossary, Bibliography, Index.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
The Road to War

Thunderclap
Besieged
Turning-Point

Destruction of the Zulu Kingdom
Last Shots
...the most comprehensive history of the Anglo-Zulu War yet published. The result of years of research in Britain, South Africa, France, the United States, and Australia, it consists of more than 260 illustrations, most of which have never been published anywhere in the world before."

"Not just 'pretty pictures,' the illustrations have been carefully integrated with the text and have full captions assessing their historical significance."

"For the first time, great care has been taken to trace pictures of great Zulu commanders, personalities, and warriors and Brave Men's Blood therefore represents the most balanced image of the war available. The illustrations of the weapons, uniforms, and men in action bring to life the experiences of soldiers of both sides...."

This remarkable book was first published jointly by Greenhill (UK), Presidio (US), and Media House (South Africa) in 1990 in a large format superior to the later, smaller editions. 200 pp., cloth over boards with dustjacket, Glossary, Bibliography, Index.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
The Road to War

Thunderclap
Besieged
Turning-Point

Destruction of the Zulu Kingdom
Last Shots
Brave Men's Blood: The Epic of the Zulu War, 1879 download epub
Military
Author: Ian Knight
ISBN: 0947898956
Category: History
Subcategory: Military
Language: English
Publisher: Greenhill Pr; 1st edition (September 1, 1990)
Pages: 180 pages