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...
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