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This work is a comprehensive, illustrated guide to the clash in 1879 between the British Empire and the Zulu Kingdom. It describes and explains the origins of the conflict, the Zulu and British and colonial military systems, the combatants' tactics and strategies and the course of the campaign. There are maps of military operations and the battles, diagrams of fortifications, and additional pictorial material all of which provide a dramatic and visual explication of the war. The aim is both to lead the reader through the campaign while setting a sense of the human and social context in which warriors and civilian commentators of a previous century experienced the violent cataclysm of invasion.
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JOHN LABAND is Professor and Department Chair of the History Department at Wilfrid Laurier University, Kitchener, Ontario. He is the author of The Transvaal Rebellion: The First Boer War 1800-1881, (2005), Atlas of the Later Zulu Wars of the 1880s, (2001), The Illustrated Guide to the Anglo-Zulu War, (2000, along with Paul Thompson), The Rise and Fall of the Zulu Nation, (1997), and Kingdom in Crisis: The Zulu Response to the British Invasion of 1879, (1992).
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