The Anglo-Zulu War - John Laband & Ian W. KnightStroud: Alan Sutton, 1996, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.
Includes: Black & white photographs; Maps;
From the cover: “The Anglo-Zulu War of 1879 was typical of the Victorian era in that it was a campaign waged not only against a courageous and resourceful enemy, but also against distance and natural obstacles. Lieutenant-General Lord Chelmsford, who commanded the British forces, was the product of the late Victorian military establishment, an officer and a gentleman with considerable experience in the field, who nonetheless made the fatal mistake of underestimating the fighting ability of the Zulus. The result was a series of shocking disasters, most notably the battle of Isandlwana, where the Zulus overran a British camp and slaughtered more than 1,300 of its defenders. The campaign became a brutal slogging fight in which British firepower was pitted repeatedly against Zulu numbers and bravery, until Chelmsford ultimately vindicated both his reputation and British prestige at the battle of Ulundi.
This vivid account explores the war as it appeared to the professional and amateur war correspondents who covered it in extraordinary depth in both the British and colonial press, describing not only the pitched battles but much of the human drama of everyday campaigning from a variety of perspectives. These reports are linked together by a narrative which places them in the military, political and social context of the war.”