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Adrian Greaves

Crossing The Buffalo-The Zulu War of 1879

Published: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, 2005

Edition: First Edition ISBN 0 297 84700 7

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The Anglo-Zulu War was one of the most dramatic chapters in British colonial history. It began with a simple border dispute between the Boers and the Zulus. The British, who were supposed to be acting as impartial referees, were in fact looking for an excuse to invade. In January 1879, after engineering a series of grievances against their Zulu neighbours, the British Army finally crossed over the Buffalo River into Zululand. It was an open act of war....

What happened next would rock the very foundations of the Empire. Within just a few days a force of 25000 Zulu warriors had over-whelmed the main invading force at Isandlwana,slaughtering and ritually disembowelling more than 1200 British troops. It was the worst defeat a modern army has ever suffered at the hands of men without guns....A few hours later a handful of soldiers at Rorke's Drift held off a force of several thousand Zulus and won a record eleven Victoria Crosses....

Hardback with unclipped dustcover- 383 pages text with maps and photographs and data and information. Near Fine.

  • Jacket Condition: Very Good
  • Binding Condition: Very Good
  • Overall Condition: Very Good
  • Size: 16 X 24cm
  • Sold By: Quathlamba Winds Books
  • Contact Person: Ian & Yvonne Halford
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: 01743 361772
  • Preferred Payment Methods: Paypal-Cheques-Direct Transfer to UK Bank.
  • Trade Associations: SABDA


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