The Zulu War: Then and Now - Ian Knight & Ian CastleLondon: Battle of Britain Prints International, 1993, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Leans.
Contains: Black & white photographs; Maps; Glossary; Photographic end papers & blanks; 3-column text;
From the cover: “The Zulu War: Then and Now is a departure from the normal timescale covered by After the Battle and enables a completely fresh approach to be given to one of the most widely known military campaigns of the Victorian era. Although much has previously been written on the subject, this is the first time that the battlefields of this classic conflict have been presented through After the Battle’s familiar ‘then and now’ photographic theme. Despite the fact that there was only one action photograph taken during the war, a wealth of post-combat material is available, to give those readers who will never have the chance to visit Zululand a unique opportunity to sample the atmosphere of these evocative locations. For those who are able to explore the sites today, The Zulu War: Then and Now will provide an essential guide and companion.
All the battles, from the most famous — Rorke’s Drift and Isandlwana — to the lesser-known such as Gingindlovu and Hlobane, are given the ‘then and now’ treatment, bringing to life what might appear at first glance to be just the dusty pages of history. Many graphic eyewitness accounts from both Zulu warriors and British Redcoats convey exactly what it was like to give battle in the 1870s, when many of the clashes were nightmarish hand-to-hand struggles between the assegai and the bayonet.
Additional chapters cover what remains to be seen today, both on the battlefields and in museums; the lonely and sometimes unmarked and forgotten graves of the participants; the British forts and their ruins, plus accounts of those film productions that have since been made of the 1879 war.
The Zulu War: Then and Now is a must — for both students of the conflict and everyone remotely interested in British military history.”