Forgotten Battles of the Zulu War
Introductory Price: £11.99
Publisher: Pen & Sword Books
Author: Adrian Greaves
Buy from Pen & Sword Books for £11.99
In Forgotten Battles of the Zulu War Dr Adrian Greaves uses his exceptional knowledge of the 1879 Anglo-Zulu War to look beyond the well-known disaster at Isandlwana and the iconic action at Rorke's Drift to other fiercely fought battles. In so doing, he covers little recorded engagements and battles such as Nyezane which was fought on the same day as the slaughter of Imperial troops at Isandlwana but has hitherto been eclipsed by it: likewise the battles at Hlobane and Gingindhlovu. The death of the Prince Imperial, which caused shock waves round Europe and had serious repercussions for those involved, is examined in detail. Close scrutiny of the defeat of the Zulu Army at Ulundi reveals new and shocking details about the battle which proved to be the culmination of the war.
There is more than a hint of ominous events to come in the slaughter of Colonel Austruther's Redcoat column by Boers as they marched from Ulundi to Pretoria. This was the opening salvo of the First Boer War. This fresh angle on a dramatic period of our Imperial history from such an authority on an ever popular war will fascinate both experts and laymen alike.
Of further interest...
The Untold Heroes of HelmandMon 15th August
Ten years on, and now the Heroes of Helmand are heard. Read article...
Hitler's Last DaysWed 30th April
On the night of 20 April, when it seemed that the German capital’s fate would soon be sealed at the hands of the headlong Russian advance, a great migration from Berlin began. Adolf Hitler, however, refused to transfer headquarters from the Reich Chancell Read article...
It's Time To Joust the Medieval WayThu 26th May
Leeds Castle is bringing back Medieval Jousting this Bank Holiday Weekend. Read article...
The Siege of LadysmithThu 28th February
Lewis Childs looks back on the events of the Siege of Ladysmith 1900 - one of the epic events of the South African War. Read article...