The Illustrated Guide to the Anglo-Zulu War

By John Laband

Published by University of KwaZulu-Natal Press (2004)

The Illustrated guide to the Anglo-Zulu War is a guide to the famous clash in 1879 between the British Empire and the Zulu Kingdom. The title describes and explains the origins of the conflict, the Zulu, British and colonial military systems, the combatants' tactics and strategies. It includes a narrative of the course of the campaign accompanied by maps of military operations, descriptions of the fortifications with detailed diagrams, and accounts with maps of all the major battles and several lesser engagements. All the campaign, battle and sector maps are in full colour, as are many of the pictures which enliven the text. The aim is to lead the reader through the history of the campaign and to guide them to the actual sites of the ware, while at the same time providing a sense of the human and social context in which military and civilian commentators of a previous century experienced the violence of invasion and war. In all its aspects this title is the essential guide to a full understanding of the Zululand campaign of 1879.

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