British Infantryman in South Africa 1877–81

British Infantryman in South Africa 1877–81

Warrior 83
  • Author: Ian Castle
  • Illustrator: Christa Hook
  • Short code: WAR 83
  • Publication Date: 21 Nov 2003
  • ISBN: 9781841765556
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 64
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For many people the epitome of the British soldier of the late Victorian period is the Redcoat who fought in southern Africa in the 1870s. This title covers the key period of the wars against the Zulu and Boers; the dramatic battles of Rorke's Drift, Isandlwana, Ulundi, Laing's Nek and Majuba are some of the most famous engagements in the history of the British Army. The journey of the British soldier from the back streets of Britain's inner cities, to the isolated rock outcrop of Isandlwana and the mountain top of Majuba is one of discipline, devotion, loyalty, bravery, determination and sheer hard-work. It is a journey from which many men never returned.

Biographical Note

Ian Castle served for many years on the council of the Victorian Military Society, is currently a consultant to the Anglo Zulu War Historical society and is also involved in the archaeological project working on the Zulu War battlefields. Ian began writing more than ten years ago and besides contributing numerous articles to military journals has now written ten books, five of them in the Osprey Campaign series.Christa Hook began her illustrating career in 1986. Her work has featured extensively in the worlds of publishing and television, and she has established herself as one of Osprey's most popular illustrators. Her illustrations combine the historian's attention to detail with the artist's sense of drama and atmosphere, and they are sought after by collectors worldwide. She has had work selected for the Laing Land and Seascape Exhibition 2000 at the Mall, and the Not the Royal Academy Exhibition 2000 at the Llewellyn Alexander Gallery.

Contents

Introduction Chronology Enlistment Training Appearance and equipment Everyday life Experience of battle Colour plate commentary Museums Collecting Re-enactment Index

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