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ZULU VICTORY THE EPIC OF ISANDLWANA AND THE COVER-UP

Lock, Ron & Quantrill, Peter

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ISBN 10: 1853675059 / ISBN 13: 9781853675058
Published by Greenhill Books, London, 2002
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Greenhill Books, London, 2002. 1st printing, Fine/Fine/hardcover/book clean/complete dust jacket, Hardcover, 336pgs. Isandlwana was one of the worst defeats ever inflicted on the British Army, and a renowned victory for the Zulu Nation. Packed with care and shipped promptly. Bookseller Inventory # BOOKS032815I

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Title: ZULU VICTORY THE EPIC OF ISANDLWANA AND THE ...

Publisher: Greenhill Books, London

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

Book Type: Book

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The battle of Isandlwana - a great Zulu victory - was one of the worst defeats ever to befall a British Army. At noon on January 22nd, 1879, a British camp, garrisoned by over 1700 troops, was attacked and overwhelmed by 20,000 Zulu warriors. The defeat of the British, armed with the most modern weaponry of the day, caused disbelief and outrage throughout Queen Victoria's England. The obvious culprit for the blunder was Lieutenant General Lord Chelmsford, the defeated commander. Appearing to respond to the outcry, he ordered a court of inquiry. But there followed a carefully conducted cover-up in which Chelmsford found a scapegoat in the dead - most notably, in Colonel Anthony Durnford. The popular conception of the Anglo-Zulu War is that of a conflict between British redcoats and Zulu Warriors. It is seldom realized that over 60% of Chelmsford's army was composed of black auxiliaries, and that the cavalry mostly comprised colonial settlers. Zulu Victory: The Epic of Isandlwana and the Cover-Up traces the history of the Zulu kingdom and its British neighbors, the Colony of Natal. It also details the composition of both armies from individual Zulu regiments to the tribesmen of the Natal Native Horse who fought on the side of the British. Using source material ranging from the Royal Windsor Archives to the oral history passed down to the present Zulu inhabitants of Isandlwana, the authors shed new light upon this famous Zulu victory in all its bravery and horror, and the scandal that followed.

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Ron Lock, author of Blood on the Painted Mountain (1853672017), and Peter Quantrill spent over three years researching and traveling in the footsteps of both armies.

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