Zulu 1816–1906

Zulu 1816–1906

Warrior 14
  • Author: Ian Knight
  • Illustrator: Angus McBride
  • Short code: WAR 14
  • Publication Date: 9 Nov 1995
  • ISBN: 9781855324749
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 64
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Zulu military organisation was extremely sophisticated. Warriors were organised into regiments with some form of basic uniform and shields were state-manufactured and owned. Yet, in spite of this sophistication, much of the Zulu's military outlook was extremely primitive: firearms were ill understood, and between 1816 and 1906 the Zulu's maintained their primary reliance on hand-to-hand fighting. In this book Ian Knight investigates Zulu weaponry in detail, and also their society, beliefs and rituals, particularly with regard to ceremonies conducted before and after battles. Tactics, costume and customs are also carefully examined, making this a thorough account of the Zulu warrior.

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

Historical Background Chronology Recruitment The Amakhanda Joining a Regiment Conditions of Service Marriage Organisation Uniform Shields Weapons Firearms On Campaign Experience of Battle Medical Care After the Campaign Disaster and Defeat Places to Visit

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