1st ed. 64p. Maps & Photos. Color Uniforms Illustrations. Wraps. Fine Copy. Bookseller Inventory # 39-981B
Synopsis: Osprey's study of British troops prior to and during the Anglo-Zulu War (1879). On 4 March, 1878 at King William's Town, British Kaffraria, Gen. Sir Arthur Cunnynghame handed over supreme command of the British forces in southern Africa to his successor, Lt. Gen. Sir Frederic Thesiger. The High Commissioner, Sir Henry Bartle Frere, was convinced that one solution to the complex problems which beset the region was to overthrow the last powerful independent black kingdom bordering British possessions – the Zulu kingdom of King Cetshwayo KaMapande. However Cetshwayo had remained on the political defensive. This book descirbes the uniforms and equipment of the forces that Thesiger led across the border to wage war in Zululand.
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Title: British Forces in Zululand 1879. Osprey ...
Publisher: Osprey, 1991.
Publication Date: 1991
Illustrator: Richard Scollins
Book Condition: Fine
Book Description Osprey Military Books, 1991. Softcover. Book Condition: Very Good+. First Edition. A clean tight copy showing light shelf and edge/corner wear only. Unmarked save an old price sticker or sticker ghost. White card wraps may present a slight curl or age yellowing to glossy pictorial finish. Bookseller Inventory # 16424