Voices From the Zulu War
Campaigning Through the Eyes of the British Soldier, 1879eBook - 2011
The forces of the independent Zulu kingdom inflicted a crushing defeat on British imperial forces at Isandlwana in January 1879. The Zulu army was not, however, a professional force, unlike its British counterpart, but was the mobilised manpower of the Zulu state. In this ground-breaking study, Ian Knight details just how the Zulu army functioned and ties its role firmly to the broader context of Zulu society and culture. After surveying the Zulu army from its creation during the wars of Shaka in the early nineteenth century, and the subsequent development of Zulu fighting methods, Ian Knight f.
Publisher: Yorkshire : FRONTLINE Books, 2011, ©1992
Characteristics: 1 online resource (272 pages) : illustrations, maps
Alternative Title: By the orders of the great white queen