ZULU. Isandhlwana and Rorke’s Drift. 22nd-23rd January 1879.


This book is the definitive account of how and why,in January 1879 at the remote African crag Called Isandhlwana,a force of nearly 1,500 British Regular and Colonial troops-experiences in African warfare,armed with modern rifles,well supplied,supported by artillery,and encamped at their leisure on ground of their own choosing-came to be annihilated by a tribal people armed very largely with spears.It also tells the extraordinary story of the successful defence,on the night of the massacre,of a tiny outpost held by just over100 men,against the repeated assaults of some1,000 warriors.

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H/b in nice clean and sharp boards,with some slight wear to the corners and spine ends,in a fine illustrated d/w.Size 12×10,pp 136,inc,sources,illustrated thoughout with many historicaly interesting reproduced b/w photographic prints along with some fine artistic drawings ,some in full colour,sketches of battle grounds,plus relics found on the various battlefields.Front hinge reinforced with masking tape,Binding good to firm.There is some small ink-dots in the text,where a previous reader has marked his place and also in the sources.No foxing,staining or browning.Internally and externally clean and bright throughout.


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