Rorke's Drift, 1879: Pinned Like Rats in a Hole

Rorke's Drift, 1879: Pinned Like Rats in a Hole

by Ian Knight, Alan Perry
     
 

Rorke's Drift sums up some of the best traditions of the British self-image: steadfastness against the odds, victory in adversity and the thin red line. The British stand deserves to go down in history as one of the most heroic actions of all time. The story of a mere 150 British and Imperial soldiers defending an isolated outpost against over 3,000 Zulu

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Rorke's Drift sums up some of the best traditions of the British self-image: steadfastness against the odds, victory in adversity and the thin red line. The British stand deserves to go down in history as one of the most heroic actions of all time. The story of a mere 150 British and Imperial soldiers defending an isolated outpost against over 3,000 Zulu warriors summed up the experience of the colonial adventure for the Victorians and remains part of our heritage even today. Ian Knight recounts the course of this famous conflict in which no less than 11 Victoria crosses were won.

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ISBN-13:
9781855325067
Publisher:
Osprey Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
01/28/1996
Series:
Campaign, #41
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
1,451,777
Product dimensions:
7.25(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.25(d)

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