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French (Maj. The Hon. G.)


Published: John Lane The Bodley Head, London, 1939

Edition: First Edition

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First edition:436 pages, frontispiece portrait, 5 maps - 1 folding, 2 plans, 7 plates, red cloth titled gilt on spine, top-edged dyed light red, a very good copy.

Editor's note: 'Few if any, campaigns have been attended by so much controversy as the Zulu War of 1879. Much has been written purporting to set out true and accurate accounts of the operations, but no description of them can be complete or entirely reliable unless the evidence provided in the private and official correspondence of the late Lord Chelmsford, who commanded the British Forces throughout the war, be taken into consideration. These highly important and intensely interesting documents have only just lately become available, and it is upon them that Major French has based his brilliant vindication of Lord Chelmsford's much criticized conduct of the campaign. Isandlwana, Rorke's Drift, and Ulundi are well-known names, and the true story of the battles fought there and of the conduct of the whole campaign against the Zulus is one of absorbing interest to all students of British imperial development.' 

  • Overall Condition: A Very Good Copy
  • Size: 8vo (230 x 150 mm)
  • Sold By: Clarke's Africana & Rare Books
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  • Country: South Africa
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