The Zulus

The Zulus

Elite 21
  • Author: Ian Knight
  • Illustrator: Angus McBride
  • Short code: ELI 21
  • Publication Date: 26 Jan 1989
  • ISBN: 9780850458640
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 64
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About this Product

'A very remarkable people, the Zulu', the British Prime Minister, Benjamin Disraeli, said on hearing of a fresh disaster in the war of 1879, 'They defeat our generals; they convert our bishops; they have settled the fate of a great European dynasty'. Remarkable indeed, to have taken on the full might of the British Empire at its height, and won, if not the war, at least some of the battles. This book explains who the Zulus were, and how they achieved the fame as warriors which they enjoy to this day.

Biographical Note

Ian Knight was born in 1956. He was a freelance writer on military history for ten years before studying Afro-Caribbean History at the University of Kent. He has written widely on Zulu history and travelled extensively in Zululand. Ian was the editor of the Victorian Military Society journal for many years, and has written several books for Osprey. Angus McBride is one of the world's most respected historical illustrators, and has contributed to more than 70 Osprey titles in the past three decades. Born in 1931 of Highland parents but orphaned as a child, he was educated at Canterbury Cathedral Choir School. He worked in advertising agencies from 1947, and after national service, emigrated to South Africa. He now lives and works in Cape Town.

Contents

The People Shaka and 'The Crushing' The Coming of the Whites Dingane Mpande and Cetshwayo, 1840-1878 The War of 1879 The Ruin of Zululand Bhambatha The Plates

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