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  • Author:
    Adrian Greaves
  • ISBN:
    1844150631
  • ISBN13:
    978-1844150632
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    Pen and Sword (September 28, 2004)
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    224 pages
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    Africa
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Dr Adrian Greaves FRGS, a former soldier and senior police officer, has devoted the last 20 years of his life to. .

Dr Adrian Greaves FRGS, a former soldier and senior police officer, has devoted the last 20 years of his life to studying the Anglo-Zulu War. He is the founder of the Anglo Zulu War Historical Society, the author of numerous works including the bestselling Rorke's Drift ( ) to which this book is a worthy companion

The Anglo-Zulu War was fought in 1879 between the British Empire and the Zulu Kingdom

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Dedicated Zulu war buffs would be much better served with a more serious book on the overall war and each individual .

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Anglo-Zulu War, also known as Zulu War, decisive six-month war in 1879 in Southern Africa, resulting in British . held by the Zulu kingdom

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A Compendium of the most recent research into the Anglo Zulu War of 1879, complied by the founder of the Anglo-Zulu War Society and editor of its journal. The Work considers the facts, the history, the numerous myths and fallicies that surround this fascinating and popular campign in South Africa. Contributors include top Zulu War Academics, experienced researchers and noted battlefield guides. It will contain everything one needs to know about the Zulu War.

GawelleN
Another mixed bag from compiler Adrian Greaves. And the title is yet again somewhat misleading. I suppose the phrase 'explanations" would serve as a catch-all for articles written on anything Zulu war related, but I really expected more myth busting than the book provided. Much of it was material I have already read (and paid for) in Adrian Greaves' other books on the war. Some of it nearly verbatim.

For a few of Greave's own sections I reserve the most criticism. In them he makes assertions about what happened that are simply unknowable. They MAY have happened that way, but it is the job of the historian to make clear what is known from what is merely theorized. This deliniation was not made clear in some passages.

This is yet another scattershot compendium of articles about the Anglo Zulu war, rather than a cohesive book with a central theme. These men do indeed know more than most on this topic. But with the years you come to realize that they often are incorrect on various points and even correct themselves sometimes. Ironically this book passes on a few myths as fact.

It would be nice to see a new book come out on Isandlwana that is indeed new, and indeed just about Isandlwana. Or the war in general. This book did not claim to be that, hence three stars rather than two.

Dedicated Zulu war buffs would be much better served with a more serious book on the overall war and each individual battle. This is a collection of magazine length articles best reserved for the casual reader.
Gela
This book is a collection of Papers written by different authors on multiple aspects of the Anglo Zulu War. As such it is not an introductory read, and is probably only of interest to those who have already been exposed to the more accessable accounts of the campaign, and want to become more knowledgeable on the subject. Overall the papers read well and have educated me on some of the more arcane aspects,, and there is the warning - some of the items discussed are really going to be of interest to those with a profound desire to get to grips with this period of History in mind numbing minutia. I Loved it!
Levaq
I found this to be a very informative read which helped answer a lot of questions which had be raised in other publications about the Anglo Zulu War. This book provides easy to understand explinations and has given great clarity about many different aspects of the war, particularly Isandlwana & Rorkes Drift. I would strongly recommend this book to any person who has done some background reading and is after a little more detail.