Friday, 11 January 2019

The Anglo-Zulu War of 1879

Detail of a painting depicting the Battle of Rorke's Drift
Today, 140 years ago, on the 11th January 1879, the British invasion of Zululand begun. "The Anglo-Zulu War of 1879 still intrigues both scholars and enthusiasts alike. Its story contains tragedy, high drama and the heavy loss of human life; it involved five major battles and two lesser fights; and led to the snuffing out of the direct male Napoleonic line of France with the death of the Prince Imperial. And all this in less than one year." Learn all about the various Zulu Wars - Historical Dictionary of the Zulu Wars.

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