The Tribe That Washed Its Spears

The Zulus at War Adrian Greaves. 10. 11. 12. From Zulu accounts held at the Zulu
Museum, Ncome River. In 1999, a new Zulu museum was built on the Zulu bank
of the Ncome River overlooking the battle site, and as visitors there discover, ...

The Tribe That Washed Its Spears

By tracing the long and turbulent history of the Zulus from their arrival in South Africa and the establishment of Zululand, The Zulus at War is an important and readable addition to this popular subject area. It describes the violent rise of King Shaka and his colorful successors under whose leadership the warrior nation built a fearsome fighting reputation without equal among the native tribes of South Africa. It also examines the tactics and weapons employed during the numerous intertribal battles over this period. They then became victims of their own success in that their defeat of the Boers in 1877 and 1878 in the Sekhukhuni War prompted the well-documented British intervention. Initially the might of the British Empire was humbled as never before by the surprising Zulu victory at Isandlwana but the 1879 war ended with the brutal crushing of the Zulu nation. But, as Adrian Greaves reveals, this was by no means the end of the story. The little known consequences of the division of Zululand, the Boer War, and the 1906 Zulu Rebellion are analyzed in fascinating detail. An added attraction for readers is that this long-awaited history is written not just by a leading authority but also, thanks to the coauthor's contribution, from the Zulu perspective using much completely fresh material. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in history--books about World War II, the Third Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the American Civil War, the American Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, ancient Rome, medieval times, the old West, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

The Zulus at War

But, as Adrian Greaves reveals, this was by no means the end of the story. The little known consequences of the division of Zululand, the Boer War, and the 1906 Zulu Rebellion are analyzed in fascinating detail.

The Zulus at War

By tracing the long and turbulent history of the Zulus from their arrival in South Africa and the establishment of Zululand, The Zulus at War is an important and readable addition to this popular subject area. It describes the violent rise of King Shaka and his colorful successors under whose leadership the warrior nation built a fearsome fighting reputation without equal among the native tribes of South Africa. It also examines the tactics and weapons employed during the numerous intertribal battles over this period. They then became victims of their own success in that their defeat of the Boers in 1877 and 1878 in the Sekhukhuni War prompted the well-documented British intervention. Initially the might of the British Empire was humbled as never before by the surprising Zulu victory at Isandlwana but the 1879 war ended with the brutal crushing of the Zulu nation. But, as Adrian Greaves reveals, this was by no means the end of the story. The little known consequences of the division of Zululand, the Boer War, and the 1906 Zulu Rebellion are analyzed in fascinating detail. An added attraction for readers is that this long-awaited history is written not just by a leading authority but also, thanks to the coauthor’s contribution, from the Zulu perspective using much completely fresh material. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in history--books about World War II, the Third Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the American Civil War, the American Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, ancient Rome, medieval times, the old West, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

The Victorians at War 1815 1914

The Zulu War was one of many colonial campaigns in which the British Army
served as the instrument of British imperialism. The conflict, fought against an
indigenous adversary the British initially underestimated, is remarkable for battles
that ...

The Victorians at War  1815 1914

Describes the wars, campaigns, battles, and leaders of the British army during the Victorian era.

Voices from the Zulu War

In fact I doubt if the Zulus on the bluff saw us until we were too far off for their
limited markrnanship. My friend alWays used to look unhappy afterwards when
we met, although I never said a word about the occurrence to him, or anyone else
, ...

Voices from the Zulu War

The forces of the independent Zulu kingdom inflicted a crushing defeat on British imperial forces at Isandlwana in January 1879. The Zulu army was not, however, a professional force, unlike its British counterpart, but was the mobilised manpower of the Zulu state. In this ground-breaking study, Ian Knight details just how the Zulu army functioned and ties its role firmly to the broader context of Zulu society and culture. After surveying the Zulu army from its creation during the wars of Shaka in the early nineteenth century, and the subsequent development of Zulu fighting methods, Ian Knight focuses in detail on the structure and condition of the Zulu army on the eve of the war in 1879. This indispensable book describes such key topics as enlistment, organisation, training and equipment. He also considers Zulu war aims and strategy, their view of artillery and cavalry, and how they were perceived by their colonial neighbours. Most of all, he reveals how the Zulu army functioned in wartime, from preparatory rituals to battlefield tactics, and the shock of battle itself.

The Zulu War Through the Comtemporary Eyes

... but was reinstated in his old regiment in February, 1879 (the then colonel
having met with a serious accident, just before embarking for the scene of war in
South Africa), and he it was who led in the charge and pursuit of the Zulus at
Ulundi.

The Zulu War   Through the Comtemporary Eyes


History of the Zulu War and Its Origin

About 3.15 P.M., Lieutenant Chard was at the ponts, when two men came riding
from Zululand at a gallop, and shouted to be taken across the river. They were
Lieutenant Adendorff, Natal Native Contingent, and a carbineer, who brought ...

History of the Zulu War and Its Origin

Published in 1880, this account of the 1879 Anglo-Zulu conflict is uncommonly sympathetic towards the Zulu population involved.

History of the Zulu War and Its Origin

... leaving Lieutenant Chard in command of the post . About 3 . 15 P . M . ,
Lieutenant Chard was at the ponts , when two men came riding from Zululand at
a gallop , and shouted to be taken across the river . They were Lieutenant
Adendorff ...

History of the Zulu War and Its Origin

Tracing the course of the Zulu War, including the major battles of Isadlwana and Rorke's Drift, this account truly brings to life both the struggles and complexities of one of the most arduous battles in British military history.

Companion to the Anglo Zulu War

His men dismounted just 50 yards from the Zulu line, fired a volley and retreated
quickly on the laagers, drawing the Zulus after them. Once the mounted ... The
battle of Khambula would prove a turningpoint of the war. The Zulu losses were
at ...

Companion to the Anglo Zulu War

The Anglo-Zulu War was a defining episode in British imperial history, and it is still a subject of intense interest. The Zulu victory at Isandlwana, the heroic British defence of Rorke's Drift and the eventual British triumph are among the most closely researched events of the colonial era. In this historical companion, Ian Knight, one of the foremost authorities on the war and the Zulu kingdom, provides an essential reference guide to a short, bloody campaign that had an enduring impact on the history of Britain and southern Africa. He gives succinct summaries of the issues, events, armies and individuals involved. His work is an invaluable resource for anyone who is interested in the history of the period, in the operations of the British army in southern Africa, and in the Zulu kingdom.

Lord Chelmsford and the Zulu War

Chelmsford. Reports. the. Disaster. Sir Bartle Frere such details of the disaster at
Isandhlwana and of subsequent defeat of the Zulus at Rorke's Drift, as were then
in his possession, receiving in reply a letter of sympathy and encouragement: ...

Lord Chelmsford and the Zulu War

The Anglo-Zulu war of 1879 was perhaps subjected to much controversy as a result of the epic Zulu victory at the battle of Isandlwana. Lord Chelmsford, the General Officer commanding the invasion force during the war, sustained severe criticism from both journalists and parliament following his actions and conduct at Isandlwana. In 1939 and on the sixtieth anniversary of the battle, Major, the Hon Gerald French, wrote a controversial but riveting book titled??'Lord Chelmsford and the Zulu War,' is based on defending both Lord Chelmsford's actions and reputation. The foreword to the book was written by General Sir Bindon Blood who served under Chelmsford in India and a devoted admirer.??French however, had fallen into the error of selective inaccurate source material and false reports that were, at the time, specifically designed to shield Lord Chelmsford from the Isandlwana debacle and conveniently lay such blame on the shoulders of Colonel Anthony Durnford, Royal Engineers, who was present at Isandlwana. For example, in looking for such evidence, French deliberately altered a map that showed the true disposition of the imperial defence line at the battle in order for readers to reach the conclusion that the primary course of the defeat was the retreat of the Natal Native Contingent , that opened a gap in the defence , thus allowing an unopposed Zulu advance.??The book is nevertheless a comprehensive and detailed coverage of the Anglo Zulu war from the initial invasion to the final battle of Ulundi some months later, and has been used extensively as bibliography by authors when addressing the subject of the Anglo-Zulu war. This book is highly recommended for those with a historical interest of the events of 1879 and the demise of the Zulu nation.

Heroic Option

1875 advocating annexation influence the British government to make decisions
that resulted in the invasion of Zululand four years later? The Irish in the Zulu War
, 1879 – Disaster at Islandhlwana A handful of Irishmen were prominent in the ...

Heroic Option

It is a curious paradox that, while for many centuries there has been deep antagonism between the British and the Irish, the latter have fought the former's wars with exemplary courage and tenacity. This has never been better demonstrated than when, as a result of the Irish regiments' superb service in the South African War (Boer War) at the end of the 19th Century, Queen Victoria ordered the formation of the Irish Guards in 1900 as a mark of the Nation's gratitude. Even after the trauma of Partition, Irishmen continued to serve in Irish regiments in large numbers and the tradition continued today. Indeed during the Second World War a very significant number of the most influential generals were of Irish extraction.