Like Lions They Fought. The Zulu War and the Last Black Empire in South Africa.


Fighting spears to bayonets,black against white,the Zulus met the British at Isandhlwana in 1879 in the first great battle of perhaps the bloodiest and most dramatic war in African colonial history.Tall,regal.and superbly trained,the Zulu warriors took on Queen Victoria’s “red soldiers”and massacred them–killing more British officers than had died in the entire battle of Waterloo and leaving their horses,oxen,and even pet dogs impaled with spears.Despite this incredible victory of the astonishingly brace black warriors,when the bloodletting of the ferocious conflict ended,10,000 Zulus lay dead,and with them,the last great blak empire on the African continent.

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H./b in nice clean and sharp boards,also in a v/g illustrated d/w price-clipped.Size 9×6 pp XII+244,inc.index,references,notes to text,illustrated with some reproduced b/w photographic prints and artistic drawings,field plans,page map.Hinges strong.binding good to foxing,staining or browning.There are some small pencil dote in the margins and some inkspots in the bibliograohy.Otherwise internally and externally clean and bright throughout.


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