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By Keith Smith

The Anglo-Zulu warfare of 1879 nonetheless intrigues either students and fanatics alike greater than one hundred thirty years after it was once fought. Its tale includes tragedy, excessive drama and the heavy lack of human lifestyles; it concerned 5 significant battles and lesser fights; and ended in the snuffing out of the direct male Napoleonic line of France. And all this in lower than one year.

Reflecting on numerous years' examine, Keith Smith provides a chain of essays which discover hitherto unanswered questions and supply clean insights into the most important battles and protagonists of this epic clash. He offers a few spectacular conclusions which range, frequently noticeably, from extra orthodox views.

He additionally units out to bare the characters of the boys – of either side – who could in a different way were easily names on a web page. they don't seem to be: they lived, enjoyed, fought and died. a few have been heroes whereas others have been below that. so much have been usual males who selected an army occupation and did their top so far as they have been capable. White or black, British or colonial, they're all dropped at existence and their particular tales instructed. this can be an enormous contribution to our realizing of this well-known warfare and the lads who fought in it.

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