Majuba 1881

The hill of destiny

Majuba 1881 cover

Majuba 1881

The hill of destiny

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In 1881 the tension between Britain and the Boer farmers of southern Africa that had existed for 75 years boiled over into open conflict. The British entered the war full of confidence, yet in a few short weeks they had suffered three separate reverses before suffering their final humiliating defeat on the isolated summit of Majuba. George Colley's force were swept off their 'unassailable' position and into headlong retreat. It was a defeat that sent shock waves reverberating around the Empire. Ian Castle examines not only the battle at Majuba, but also the previous engagements at Laing's Nek, Schuinshoogte and Bronkhorstspruit.

Table of Contents

The Road to War 1881/Opposing Commanders/Opposing Armies/Opposing Plans/Opening Moves/The Battle of Laing's Nek · Battle of Schuinshoogte (Ingogo) · The Battle of Majuba · The Aftermath · The Battlefields Today · Chronology · Further Reading · Wargaming Majuba

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Published 15 Nov 1996
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781855325036
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 75 b/w; 13 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 45
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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