Zulu War

Zulu War

Volunteers, Irregulars & Auxiliaries

Men-at-Arms 388
  • Author: Ian Castle
  • Illustrator: Raffaele Ruggeri
  • Short code: MAA 388
  • Publication Date: 25 Mar 2003
  • ISBN: 9781841764849
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 48
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About this Product

Mention of the Zulu War of 1879 inevitably conjures up images of the redcoats at Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift; it is often forgotten that the limited number of Imperial troops available led to the raising of several thousand local troops from Natal, Cape Colony and beyond. Typified by hard-riding white frontiersmen and lightly armed African infantry, these units made up for the British Army's severe shortage of cavalry scouts and local knowledge. Ian Castle's concise study of their organisation, uniforms, weapons, and campaign service covers a far wider range of units than ever previously published; it is illustrated with rare photographs and vivid colour plates.

Biographical Note

Ian Castle is a founder member of the Napoleonic Association, and is still very involved in their activities both in Britain and mainland Europe. Ian began writing over ten years ago and besides having numerous articles published in military magazines and journals, he has written or co-written eight books, four of them for the Osprey Campaign series.Raffaele Ruggeri was born in 1964 in Bologna, Italy, where he still lives and works. After studying at the Fine Arts Academy he worked in several areas of graphics and design before deciding to devote himself to illustration. He has long been interested in military history and has illustrated a number of books for Osprey including, MAA 269 The Ottoman Army 1914-18, and MAA 309 The Italian Invasion of Abyssinia 1935-36.

Contents

Background Natal Volunteer Corps Irregular Cavalry Auxiliary Units War service

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