Zulu War 1879: Twilight of a warrior nation

Zulu War 1879: Twilight of a warrior nation[Reading] ➾ Zulu War 1879: Twilight of a warrior nation By Ian Castle – Bluevapours.co.uk Osprey s Campaign title for the Zulu War In the late s the British Imperial administration in the Cape colony in southern Africa began to view the Zulu kingdom as a challenge to their authorityTo con Osprey s Campaign title for the Zulu 1879: Twilight Epub Ú WarIn the late s the Zulu War PDF/EPUB ² British Imperial administration in the Cape colony in southern Africa began to view War 1879: Twilight Kindle Ð the Zulu kingdom as a challenge to their authorityTo contain this perceived threat, they engineered a war The early campaigns went terribly wrong, with the decisive Zulu victory at Isandlwana Ultimately however, the British won the war The Zulus, primarily reliant on their skill with the stabbing spear, had no real defence or retaliation against the massed firepower of professional British soldiers Ian Castle examines the British Zulu war and its two key battles, Isandlwana and Khambula, with excellent black and white photographs accompanying the clear and detailed text.

Ian Castle began writing military history some 1879: Twilight Epub Ú thirty years ago but for Zulu War PDF/EPUB ² the last ten years has focused on Germany s First World War air War 1879: Twilight Kindle Ð raids against Britain Initially exploring the London raids, his later research extended to include attacks across the whole country In addition to writing books, Ian regularly contributes articles to magazines and journals and has been involved in a number of television documentaries detailing this early air campaign Besides giving regular talks on the subject, Ian is also building an extensive website highlighting these early air raids.

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    Zulu War 1879: Twilight of a warrior nation eBook ë they engineered a war The early campaigns went terribly wrong, with the decisive Zulu victory at Isandlwana Ultimately however, the British won the war The Zulus, primarily reliant on their skill with the stabbing spear, had no real defence or retaliation against the massed firepower of professional British soldiers Ian Castle examines the British Zulu war and its two key battles, Isandlwana and Khambula, with excellent black and white photographs accompanying the clear and detailed text."/>
  • Paperback
  • 96 pages
  • Zulu War 1879: Twilight of a warrior nation
  • Ian Castle
  • English
  • 13 January 2018
  • 1855321653

10 thoughts on “Zulu War 1879: Twilight of a warrior nation

  1. Declan Waters says:

    I was concerned that with the short nature of this war this would be a virtual repeat of the Essential Histories book covering the same period However this is not the case and this book goes into great detail on two of the major battles of the Zulu War Isandlwana and Khambula with good descriptions maps, and many photos from the time and present day.The authors also avoided the obvious and probably strong tempation to include Rorke s Drift as one of the major battles It is mentioned I was concerned that with the short nature of this war this would be a virtual repeat of the Essential Histories book covering the same period However this is not the case and this book goes into great detail on two of the major battles of the Zulu War Isandlwana and Khambula with good descriptions maps, and many photos from the time and present day.The authors also avoided the obvious and probably strong tempation to include Rorke s Drift as one of the major battles It is mentioned in a few paragraphs.Another good addition to my collection of Osprey books

  2. Michael Romo says:

    This is an excellent brief account of the Zulu war It focuses on the two main battles of the war, Isandlwana and Khambula The first of these battles was the greatest colonial defeat ever suffered by the British The Zulus overconfidence after this battle led to their defeat at Khambula Well worth reading for a look at the organization and strategies of both armies.

  3. Matthew Dambro says:

    Excellent little monograph on the Zulu War Amazingly respectful of the Zulu war effort and critical of the British command failures It is not as detailed as the standard work The Washing of the Spears The detailed maps and period photos and drawings are amazing Highly recommended introduction to colonial warfare in the late 19th Century.

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