Brave Men's Blood: The Epic of the Zulu War, 1879

Brave Men's Blood: The Epic of the Zulu War, 1879

by Ian Knight
     
 

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One of the most comprehensive accounts of the 1879 Anglo-Zulu War ever published, Brave Men's Blood is also the best illustrated. The result of years of research in Britain, South Africa, France, the USA and Australia, it includes 270 contemporary illustrations integrated with text providing a concise history of the Zulu state and the causes of the war. The…  See more details below

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One of the most comprehensive accounts of the 1879 Anglo-Zulu War ever published, Brave Men's Blood is also the best illustrated. The result of years of research in Britain, South Africa, France, the USA and Australia, it includes 270 contemporary illustrations integrated with text providing a concise history of the Zulu state and the causes of the war. The illustrations of men in action, uniforms and weapons, brings to life the experiences of soldiers from both sides, and create a sense of life in the field and the drama of combat itself. Battles are depicted in contemporary sketches and engravings that present a unique record of the campiagn.

Ian Knight gives attention to aspects of war often ignored by other works, such as the part played by Colonial troops in the fighting, and the little-known cross-border raids. Zulu and British strategy and tactics receive equal treatment. However it is the great battles themselves - Isandlwana, Rorke's Drift, Nyezane, Gingindlovu, Hlobane, Khambula and Ulundi - which take centre stage in the drama. Drawing on extensive field research, Ian Knight describes the battles with compellign clarity and vividness.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781853672484
Publisher:
Greenhill Books/Lionel Leventhal, Limited
Publication date:
09/01/1996
Pages:
199
Product dimensions:
8.58(w) x 10.64(h) x 0.63(d)

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