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British Forces in Zululand 1879 Ian Knight

British Forces in Zululand 1879

Ian Knight

Published January 24th 1991
ISBN : 9781855321090
Paperback
64 pages
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 About the Book 

Ospreys study of British troops prior to and during the Anglo-Zulu War (1879). On 4 March, 1878 at King Williams Town, British Kaffraria, Gen. Sir Arthur Cunnynghame handed over supreme command of the British forces in southern Africa to hisMoreOspreys study of British troops prior to and during the Anglo-Zulu War (1879). On 4 March, 1878 at King Williams Town, British Kaffraria, Gen. Sir Arthur Cunnynghame handed over supreme command of the British forces in southern Africa to his successor, Lt. Gen. Sir Frederic Thesiger. The High Commissioner, Sir Henry Bartle Frere, was convinced that one solution to the complex problems which beset the region was to overthrow the last powerful independent black kingdom bordering British possessions – the Zulu kingdom of King Cetshwayo KaMapande. However Cetshwayo had remained on the political defensive. This book descirbes the uniforms and equipment of the forces that Thesiger led across the border to wage war in Zululand.