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The Road to Isandhlwana- Colonel Anthony Durnford in Natal and Zululand

Published: Greenhill Books, London, 1992

Edition: First Greenhill Edition ISBN 1 85367 118 5

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Colonel Anthony Durnford has received much of the blame for the disaster at Isandhlwana in the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879. Was it justified, or was he a convenient scapegoat for the incompetence of higher officers, since he was longer alive to defend himself?

Durnford arrived at Isandhlwana camp with hsi column after Chelmsford had already advanced, and decided to make a sortie in search of what he believed to be a minor Zulu force threatening Chelmsford's rear. He discovered it was not a minor force, but the main Zulu army, which chased after the retreating native horsemen towards the exposed camp. The lines of defence were soon broken and the camp destroyed. Durnford fell on the field, and the inconclusive evidence on his actions threw his reputation, already doubtful, into the realms of controversy...

Acknowledgements and Preface-272 pages text with supporting photographs and maps. Near Fine.

  • Jacket Condition: Very Good
  • Binding Condition: Very Good
  • Overall Condition: Very Good
  • Size: 14.5 X 22.5cm
  • Sold By: Quathlamba Winds Books
  • Contact Person: Ian & Yvonne Halford
  • Country: United Kingdom
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