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  • Author:
    Adrian Greaves,Ian Knight
  • ISBN:
    1844154793
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    978-1844154791
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    Pen and Sword (March 28, 2007)
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    256 pages
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The Anglo Zulu War continues to attract phenomenal interest.

The Anglo Zulu War continues to attract phenomenal interest. The ignominious defeat at Iswandhlwana was a terrible blow to British military pride but the heroic stand at Rourke’s Drift, while a minor event by comparison, allowed the powers-that-be to The Anglo Zulu War continues to attract phenomenal interest.

Start reading Who's Who in the Anglo Zulu War 1879 on your Kindle in under a minute. Your knowledge is not complete about the Zulu War without knowing who's who. This book is a must for the Zulu War enthusiast, it is well written and put together and above all there are photos of some of the men that have not been seen before. This book certainly gets my recommendation and I look forward to reading the companion book involving the Colonials. One person found this helpful.

Title : Who's Who in the Zulu War 1879, Vol. Authors : Ian Knight,Adrian Greaves. There is no-one in the office at the Weekend. Additional Product Features. Ian Knight, Adrian Greaves. Place of Publication. Condition : New. Publication Date : 2006-11-16. Read full description. See details and exclusions. See all 3 brand new listings.

The Anglo-Zulu War of 1879 has a character that inspires and fascinates readers and increasing numbers of visitors to South Africa. The two volume biographical dictionary of the participants is a unique venture and this second volume reveals much about the formidable Zulu nation which so nearly humbled the mighty British Empire which had provoked the conflict.

The Anglo Zulu War continues to attract phenomenal interest Ian Knight is a historian and author specialising in the Anglo-Zulu War. He has written numerous books on the subject including. 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. Ian Knight is a historian and author specialising in the Anglo-Zulu War. He has written numerous books on the subject including Brave Men's Blood, The Anatomy of the Zulu Army and Zulu Rising; The Epic Story of Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift.

August 10, 2010 History. Vol 1 - The British (Pen & Sword Military). There's no description for this book yet. WHO'S WHO IN THE ANGLO ZULU WAR 1879 Close. 1 2 3 4 5. Want to Read. Are you sure you want to remove WHO'S WHO IN THE ANGLO ZULU WAR 1879 from your list? Who's who in the anglo zulu war 1879. Published January 2007 by Pen and Sword Written in English.

The short but savage Anglo-Zulu War of 1879 pitched well-equipped but complacent British soldiers into .

The short but savage Anglo-Zulu War of 1879 pitched well-equipped but complacent British soldiers into combat with the Zulu, one of history's finest fighting forces. The clashes between these two different armies prompted tactical innovation on both sides, as the British and their Zulu opponents sought to find the optimal combination of mobility, protection and firepower. This engrossing study traces the changing face of infantry combat in the Anglo-Zulu War.

Anglo-Zulu War, decisive six-month war in 1879 in Southern Africa . The British government in London had not been fully briefed by Frere about the intended attack on Zululand and initially was not overwhelmingly.

Anglo-Zulu War, decisive six-month war in 1879 in Southern Africa, resulting in British victory over the Zulus. During the second half of the 19th century, the British were interested in Zululand for several reasons, including their desire for the Zulu population to provide labour in the diamond. This time the British, who had been forewarned by the few survivors of Isandlwana, were prepared. The British government in London had not been fully briefed by Frere about the intended attack on Zululand and initially was not overwhelmingly in the mood for war.

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

The Anglo-Zulu War was fought in 1879 between the British Empire and the Zulu Kingdom. Following Lord Carnarvon's successful introduction of federation in Canada, it was thought that similar political effort, coupled with military campaigns, might succeed with the African kingdoms, tribal areas and Boer republics in South Africa. In 1874, Sir Henry Bartle Frere was sent to South Africa as High Commissioner for the British Empire to bring such plans into being

The Anglo Zulu War continues to attract phenomenal interest. What was meant to be a quick punitive expedition led by Lord Chelmsford turned into a watershed for British Colonial power. The ignominious defeat at Iswandhlwana was a terrible blow to British military pride but the heroic stand at Rourke’s Drift, while a minor event by comparison, allowed the powers-that-be to salvage some honor. This authoritative book covers all the main players, be they military, political or civilian, with concise yet readable individual entries. In addition to the military commanders on both sides, we have the VC winners, those at Rourke’s Drift and survivors of the massacre. Individuals such as The Crown Prince Imperial whose actions made an impact all have entries.

Brariel
The book does not mention Lt. Younghusband...yes, that is his name...so not all the players are covered in this one act play. Those listed are all given good thumb nail coverage, so I have to give this at least four stars.

Younghusband was a distant relative though not in my lineage. Still, I wish he had gotten a paragraph or two
Clodebd
The authors, recognized authorities in England and South Africa on the Zulu War of 1879, allow that although this work is not comprehensive, it includes "all of the major figures, movers and shakers who shaped the conflict" along with many others they found particularly interesting for one reason or another. Seventy-four military figures are taken chronologically with short biographical profiles, noting of their significance in the Zulu War, and vignettes of military actions they were involved in. The massacre of over 1300 British at Isandlwana and the defense of an outpost at Rorke's Drift by about 150 British against thousands of Zulu warriors figure in many of the profiles. Many of the profiles contain too material on lesser-known encounters and the nature of the Zulu War. "On March 28, elements of Wood's command assaulted the Zulu stronghold at Hlobane Mountain." In taking the stronghold, the British encountered "Zulu snipers concealed among the boulders at the foot of the cliffs which surrounded the summit." Besides the traditional spears and shields, some of the Zulus had outdated rifles sold to them by Europeans. The 20-page introductory chapter is an especially good summary of the Zulu War.