The battle of Isandlwana was the single most destructive incident in the 150-year history of the British colonization of South Africa. In one bloody day over 800 British troops, 500 of their allies and at least 2,000 Zulus were killed. It was a staggering defeat for the British empire and the consequences of the battle echoed brutally across the following decades as Britain took ruthless revenge on the Zulu people.
In 'Zulu Rising' Ian Knight shows that the brutality of the battle was the result of an inevitable clash between two aggressive warrior traditions.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jcbrunner - LibraryThing
Ian Knight has authored a plethora of books about the Zulu wars. This book shows his mastery of the subject and is an exhaustive study of the battles of Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift, presenting the ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - nwdavies - LibraryThing
Excellent, in-depth book covering the events leading up to and following the famous English-Zulu battles at Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift. Lots of new information and some old myths debunked. Wonderful (if long) book. Read full review