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1-67903 anon CAMPAIGNING IN AFGHANISTAN 1842 Journal of the last three months' operations in Afghanistan extracted from a Journal of anOfficer in her Majesty's 13th Light Infantry in India 1841-1842. 1 vol, 40 pgs 2001 CAMBRIDGE, KEN TROTMAN
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1-212660 Ash, Chris MATABELE: The War of 1893 and the 1896 Rebellions Sandwiched between the glamour and heroism of the Zulu War, and the controversy and bitterness of the Boer War, the Matabele Wars of the 1890s have long been southern Africa's forgotten colonial wars. There is no denying that the Matabele Wars are a lot less romantic and photogenic than the Zulu War. The unreliable Gatlings and ludicrous rocket batteries of the Zulu War had given way to the highly effective Maxim guns that were seeing major action for the first time. Nevertheless, the Matabele warriors showed every bit as much heroism, determination and elan as had their kinsmen in the Zulu War.

With oft-claimed links to the infamous Jameson Raid, the origins of the second Matabele War are as fascinating and controversial as those of the first, and it was a dirty, hard-fought guerrilla war, more akin to the African bush wars of the 1960s and '70s than those waged at the height of the colonial period. The brutal murders of women and children committed by the insurgents and the widespread use of dynamite to entomb rebels in their subterranean hiding places both sparked fury and condemnation at the time, but aside from the butchery, actions such as the Mazoe Patrol were as heroic as anything of the age.

Special attention is given to the many outlandish characters of the period: tyrant Chief Lobengula, the ambitious Cecil Rhodes, Dr. Jameson, Captain Lendy, hunter Frederick Selous, Kagubi the infamous witch doctor who whipped up so much trouble during the rebellion, Plumer, Forbes, Wilson, Colenbrander, Burnham, Baden-Powell, Gifford, and the extraordinary 'Maori' Hamilton-Browne. Indeed, the cast is probably the most fascinating part of the tale: adventurous young Anglo-Saxons from every corner of the empire and a few old Indian fighters from the American West, who all found themselves thousands of miles from home facing a valiant and terrifying enemy. 1 vol, 336 pgs 2016 SOUTH AFRICA, 30 DEGREES SOUTH PUBLISHERS
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1-196760 Atwood, Rodney ROBERTS AND KITCHENER IN SOUTH AFRICA: 1900-1902 The British Army was shocked by three military defeats during one week in South Africa in late 1900. The commander, General Sir Redvers Buller, lost his nerve. 'Something must be done' was the cry across the Empire. Britain sent forth not one, but two military heroes.

Field Marshal Lord Roberts and Major General Lord Kitchener spent their first five weeks in South Africa restoring morale, reorganizing their forces and deceiving the enemy as to their intentions. In the next four weeks their offensive transformed the war: Kimberley and Ladysmith were relieved from Boer sieges and an enemy force of 4000 under General Cronje was captured on the Modder River. A long and bitter guerrilla war ensured in a terrain ideally suited to fast-moving Boer commandoes.

On the dark side, deeds were committed of which no civilized empire priding itself on justice and fair play could be proud, including the first use of 'concentration camps.' The comradeship-in-arms of Roberts and Kitchener, their differing yet complementary personalities, their strategic and tactical decisions are described and assessed using a wide variety of sources including, personal papers and official correspondence. Through their resourcefulness the British Army, despite its unpreparedness and poor leadership at many levels, won a remarkable victory in the first of the twentieth century 'People's Wars.' Includes eight pages of b/w plates. 1 vol, 272 pgs 2011 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-28580 Bancroft, N.W. FROM RECRUIT TO STAFF SERGEANT Story of life in the Bengal Horse Artillery from 1833 to 1866, Bancroft describes the campaigns he was in, with particular emphasis on the Sikh wars. 1 vol, 106 pgs 1979 LONDON, IAN HENRY PUBLI'S
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1-24390 Brckenbury, Major General Henry RIVER COLUMN, THE Classic account of the movement of the British in the Sudan. 1 vol, 200 pgs 1993 NASHVILLE, BATTERY PRESS
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1-202780 Brice, Christopher THINKING MAN'S SOLDIER, THE: The Life and Career of General Sir Henry Brackenbury 1837-1914 Sir Henry Brackenbury is a now largely forgotten but extremely important soldier, writer, and administrator of the late Victorian era. To Lord Wolseley Brackenbury was 'not one of but the cleverest man in the army' and 'that first-rate man of business,' to the conservative Duke of Cambridge he was 'a very dangerous man' whilst King Edward VII remembered him as the man who 'pulled the army out of a hole in South Africa.'

Born to a minor Lincolnshire landowning family of modest but comfortable means, and as the youngest son of a youngest son, it was always essential that Henry Brackenbury have a 'career.' Although initially studying for the legal profession, he was commissioned as a Lieutenant in the Royal Artillery in 1856.

He saw active service during the Indian Mutiny, but after that he settled down into a series of administrative and teaching appointments within the Royal Artillery and as Professor of Military History at the Royal Military Academy Woolwich. Finding he had a considerable amount of spare time on his hands he was encouraged to write a history of the origins of artillery in Europe. With this he started an illustrious literary career which would see him produce five books alongside a large number of journal and newspaper articles. He had a simple narrative style alongside an ability to engage the more technical reader. Being of limited personal means, the financial success of his literary work was extremely important.

The reminder of his career saw him undertake three key administrative posts: First of the Head of the Intelligence Branch of the War Office and then as Military Member of the Governor General of India, where he combined the roles of a Chief of Staff and Secretary of State for War completely reforming the administrative and financial systems of the Indian Army and establishing the Indian Army's first mobilization scheme. Finally as Director General of the Ordnance he had to deal with the large scale demands of the South African War. 1 vol, 208 pgs 2013 UK, HELION and COMPANY
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1-88340 Burton, Reginald Burton FIRST AND SECOND SIKH WARS:Offical British Army The Sikh Wars of the 1840s were the final battles that secured British domination of the Indian Sub-continent. In 1911 the British Army produced this work, o/b's, maps, appendices, index 1 vol, 150 pgs 2004 US, WESTHOLME PUBLISHING
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1-40490 Callwell, Colonel C.E. SMALL WARS:Their Principles & Practice This book offers an analysis of irregular warfare from the suppression of the Vendee to the British campaigns against the Marathas & Sikhs in India, maps, chapter notes, index, a classic work 1 vol, 581 pgs 1996 US, UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASK
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1-13710 Clammer, David ZULU WAR, THE Details the Zulu War of 1879, index, biblio, maps, appendix of strengths at garrisons, o/b's. 1 vol, 239 pgs 1975 LONDON, PAN BOOKS
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1-41930 Colvile, Sir Henry HISTORY OF THE SUDAN CAMPAIGN Classic/vary rare, this reprint edition contains the key maps: Jakdul, Abu Klea, Gubat, and Suakin, covers the entire Nile expedition of 1881-1885, 63 appendices, maps in text and rear pocket. 1 vol, 648 pgs 1996 NASHVILLE, BATTERY PRESS
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2-34150 Duncan, John and Walton, John HEROES FOR VICTORIA 1837-1901 Oversized at 11.2x7.8 inches. Describes the many gallant officers and men who saw service in the 'wars' of Queen Victoria, with accounts from a multitude of climates in Asia and Africa. A multitude of b/w illustrations. 1 vol, 192 pgs 1991 UK, SPELLMOUNT LIMITED
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1-63410 Farwell, Bryon ENCYCLOPEDIA OF 19TH CENTURY LAND WARFARE, THE 8.5x11, nearly 1000 b/w illust/maps, global inreach, covers Latin America rebellions; African,Indian & Southeast Asian conflicts, Chinese andJapanese and lots more, biblio, index. 1 vol, 928 pgs 2000 NY, W.W. NORTON
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1-32350 Farwell, Byron QUEEN VICTORIA'S LITTLE WARS Excellent overview of the various campaigns of the Victorian period, b/w illust, appendices, index.

From 1837 to 1901, in Asia, China, Canada, Africa, and elsewhere, military expedition were constantly being undertaken to protect resident Britons or British interests, to extend a frontier, to repel an attack, avenge an insult, or suppress a mutiny or rebellion. Continuous warfare became an accepted way of life in the Victorian era, and in the process the size of the British Empire quadrupled.

But engrossing as these small wars are-and they bristle with bizarre, tragic, and often humorous incident-it is the officers and men who fought them that dominate this book. With their courage, foolhardiness, and eccentricities, they are an unforgettable lot.

1 vol, 416 pgs 2009 UK, PEN & SWORD BOOKS
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3-32350 Farwell, Byron QUEEN VICTORIA'S LITTLE WARS Excellent overview of the various campaigns of the Victorian period, b/w illust, appendices, index.

From 1837 to 1901, in Asia, China, Canada, Africa, and elsewhere, military expedition were constantly being undertaken to protect resident Britons or British interests, to extend a frontier, to repel an attack, avenge an insult, or suppress a mutiny or rebellion. Continuous warfare became an accepted way of life in the Victorian era, and in the process the size of the British Empire quadrupled.

But engrossing as these small wars are-and they bristle with bizarre, tragic, and often humorous incident-it is the officers and men who fought them that dominate this book. With their courage, foolhardiness, and eccentricities, they are an unforgettable lot.

1 vol, 394 pgs 1985 NY, W.W. NORTON COMPANY
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1-40480 Farwell, Byron ARMIES OF THE RAJ Description of the Indian Armies of Queen Victoria 1 vol, 400 pgs 19?? NY, W.W. NORTON COMPANY
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1-76600 Farwell, Byron MR. KIPLING'S ARMY:All the Queen's Men This book explores the outrageous, but often braveand glorious, story of Britain's Victorian Army.B/w drawings, illust, index. 1 vol, 256 pgs 19?? NY, W.W. NORTON COMPANY
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3-76600 Farwell, Byron MR. KIPLING'S ARMY:All the Queen's Men This book explores the outrageous, but often braveand glorious, story of Britain's Victorian Army.B/w drawings, illust, index. 1 vol, 256 pgs 1981 NY, W.W. NORTON & COMPANY
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1-84014 Fastoso, Mark MAXIMILIAN IN MEXICO (10) Wargame Scenarios 1 vol, 64 pgs 2006 FAIRAFX, J&D PUBLICATIONS
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1-84011 Fastoso, Mark intro by Larry Brom COLONIAL CAMPAIGNS:Ethiopia 1887-1896 (10) Wargame Scenarios including THE BATTLE OF SAATI 1887; BATTLE OF GALLABAT 1889 Dervish versus Ethiopians; BATTLE OF AGORDAT 1893 Dervish versus Italians and seven more. 1 vol, 68 pgs 2002 US, MARK FASTOSO
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1-84012 Fastoso, Mark intro by Larry Brom COLONIAL CAMPAIGNS:Boxer Rebellion (10) Wargame Scenarios covering Admiral Seymour's Relief Attempt; scenarios cover Chinese Army vs Boxers, Chinese vs Europeans and Boxers vs Relief Force, maps and o/b's. 1 vol, 68 pgs 2003 US, MARK FASTOSO
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1-84013 Fastoso, Mark intro by Larry Brom ZULU WARS (10) Wargame Scenarios 1 vol, 64 pgs 2006 FAIRAFX, J&D PUBLICATIONS
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2-95400 Fredericks, Pierce G. SEPOY AND THE COSSACK, THE The story of the clash between Russia & Englandfor India in the 19th century. Index, biblio. 1 vol, 274 pgs 1971 LONDON, W.H. ALLEN LTD
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1-205770 French, Gerald D.S.O. LORD CHELMSFORD AND THE ZULU WAR The Anglo-Zulu war of 1879 was perhaps subjected to much controversy as a result of the epic Zulu victory at the battle of Isandlwana. Lord Chelmsford, the General Officer commanding the invasion force during the war, sustained severe criticism from both journalists and parliament following his actions and conduct at Isandlwana.

In 1939 and on the 60th anniversary of the battle, Major, the Hon Gerald French, wrote this controversial but riveting book titled based on defending both Lord Chelmsford's actions and reputation. The foreword to the book was written by General Sir Bindon Blood who served under Chelmsford in India and a devoted admirer.

French however, had fallen into the error of selective inaccurate source material and false reports that were, at the time, specifically designed to shield Lord Chelmsford from the Isandlwana debacle and conveniently lay such blame on the shoulders of Colonel Anthony Durnford, Royal Engineers, who was present at Isandlwana.

For example, French deliberately altered a map that showed the true disposition of the imperial defense line at the battle in order for readers to reach the conclusion that the primary course of the defeat was the retreat of the Natal Native Contingent which opened a gap in the defense, thus allowing an unopposed Zulu advance.

The book is nevertheless a comprehensive and detailed coverage of the Anglo Zulu war from the initial invasion to the final battle of Ulundi some months later, and has been used extensively as bibliography by authors when addressing the subject of the Anglo-Zulu war. This book is highly recommended for those with a historical interest of the events of 1879 and the demise of the Zulu nation.
1 vol, 360 pgs 2014 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-18760 Glover, Michael RORKE'S DRIFT:A Victorian Epic Excellent account, maps, biblio, index, b/w illust. 1 vol, 146 pgs 1998 LONDON, WORDSWORTH PUBS
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1-66654 Gomez, Antonio L. Martin LOS COMBATES DE CEUTA:Guerra de Africa, 1859-60 The campaign by the Spanish against the Empire of Morocco to secure their coastal enclaves of Cueta and Melilla. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2009 SPAIN, ALMENA EDICIONES
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1-66658 Gomez, Antonio L. Martin LA BATALLA DE LOS CASTILLEJOS:Guerra de Africa 1859-60, v2 in this series. Covers the Spanish advance to Tetuan, color and b/w plates, illust. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2009 SPAIN, ALMENA EDICIONES
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2-197840 Greaves, Adrian ISANDLWANA: How the Zulus Humbled the British Empire The story of the mighty imperial British army's defeat at Iswandlwana in 1879 has been much written about, but never with the detail and insight revealed by Dr Adrian Greaves' research. In reconstructing the dramatic and fateful events, the Author draws on recently discovered letters, diaries and papers of survivors and other contemporaries such as Henry Harford, Lt Henry Carling of the Royal Artillery, August Hammar and young British nurse Janet Wells. These, coupled with his own detailed knowledge of the ground, enable the author to paint the most accurate picture yet of this cataclysmic battle that so shamed the British establishment.

We learn for the first time of the complex Zulu decoy, the dishonorable attempt to blame Colonel Durnford for the defeat, evidence of another 'fugitives' trail' and the identity of previously unknown escorts for Lts Coghill and Melville, both awarded VCs for trying to save the Colors.

Isandlwana is a brilliant and fresh account of this most famous battle which will fascinate experts and laymen alike. 6x9 inches and 16 pages of b/w plates. 1 vol, 224 pgs 2012 UK, PEN AND SWORD
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1-85840 Greaves, Adrian & Knight, Ian WHO'S WHO IN THE ANGLO ZULU WAR 1879:V1 British Covers all the main players be they military, political or civilian with concise readable bios. 1 vol, 256 pgs 2007 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-85842 Greaves, Adrian & Knight, Ian WHO'S WHO IN THE ANGLO ZULU WAR 1879:V1 Colonials Covers all the main players be they military, political or civilian with concise readable bios. Also includes the Zulus. 1 vol, 272 pgs 2007 UK, PEN & SWORD BOOKS
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1-88180 Hardman, F. 1859-60 SPANISH CAMPAIGN IN MOROCCO, THE Originally published 1860 1 vol, 169 pgs 2008 US, NAFZIGER COLLECTION
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1-53710 Harrington, Peter and Sharf, Frederic OMDURMAN, 1898:The Eyewitnesses Speak The British Conquest of the Sudan as described by participants in letters, diaries, photos and drawings, b/w maps, never before published first-hand accounts, biblio, index. 1 vol, 144 pgs 1998 LONDON, GREENHILL BOOKS
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1-18360 Heathcote, T.A. INDIAN ARMY, THE:Garrison of British India Covers the Units British Imperial India, 1822-1922. B/w maps, illust, appendix, biblio, index. 1 vol, 215 pgs 1974 UK, DAVID & CHARLES LMTD
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1-25980 Hervey, Captain Albert SOLDIER OF THE COMPANY, A:Life of an Indian Ensign Memoirs of a young man in pre-mutiny India 1833-43. Color and b/w illust. 1 vol, 224 pgs 1992 LONDON, MICHAEL JOSEPH
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1-203240 Jonas, Raymond THE BATTLE OF ADWA: African Victory in the Age of Empire In March 1896 a well-disciplined and massive Ethiopian army did the unthinkable -- it routed an invading Italian force and brought Italy's war of conquest in Africa to an end. In an age of relentless European expansion, Ethiopia had successfully defended its independence and cast doubt upon an unshakable certainty of the age -- that sooner or later all Africans would fall under the rule of Europeans. This event opened a breach that would lead, in the aftermath of world war fifty years later, to the continent's painful struggle for freedom from colonial rule. Includes 44 b/w illustrations, maps, bibliography, and index. 1 vol, 432 pgs 2011 US, HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS
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1-190490 Knight, Ian COMPANION TO THE ANGLO-ZULU WAR The author presents succinct summaries of the issues, events, armies and individuals involved. 1 vol, 251 pgs 2008 UK, PEN & SWORD BOOKS
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1-194850 Knight, Ian VOICES FROM THE ZULU WAR: Campaigning Through the Eyes of the British Soldier, 1879 The forces of the independent Zulu kingdom inflicted a crushing defeat on British imperial forces at Isandlwana in January 1879. The Zulu army was not, however, a professional force, unlike its British counterpart, but was the mobilized manpower of the Zulu state. Ian Knight details how the Zulu army functioned and ties its role firmly to the broader context of Zulu society and culture.

After surveying the Zulu army from its creation during the wars of Shaka in the early nineteenth century, and the subsequent development of Zulu fighting methods, Ian Knight focuses in detail on the structure and condition of the Zulu army on the eve of the war in 1879. This book describes such key topics as enlistment, organization, training and equipment. He also considers Zulu war aims and strategy, their view of artillery and cavalry, and how they were perceived by their colonial neighbors. Most of all, he reveals how the Zulu army functioned in wartime, from preparatory rituals to battlefield tactics, and the shock of battle itself.

6 x 9.25-inch with eight pages of plates.
1 vol, 280 pgs 2011, UK, Frontline Books
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1-37680 Knight, Ian THE ANATOMY OF THE ZULU ARMY: From Shaka to Cetshwayo, 1818-1879 Covers the Anglo-Zulu wars -- from Shaka to Cetshwayo -- from the Zulu perspective, including training, dress, weapons, and more. Includes b/w illustrations, maps, bibliography, and index.

The Zulu army had its roots in the early groups of young men who took part in combats between tribes, but such warfare was limited to disputes over cattle ownership, grazing rights, or avenging insults. In the early 19th century, the Zulu nation began a period of rapid expansion, and King Shaka began to reform his forces into regular military units.

The Zulu Army was not, however, a professional force, unlike its British counterpart, but was the mobilized manpower of the Zulu state. This charts the development and training of the men that formed the impi which later operated so successfully under King Cetshwayo. It details how the Zulu army functioned and ties its role firmly to the broader context of Zulu society and culture. 1 vol, 282 pgs 2016 UK, FRONTLINE BOOKS
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1-55580 Knight, Ian GREAT ZULU BATTLES 1838-1906 Nine of the most influential actions are detailed, 40+ b/w illust, biblio, index. 1 vol, 224 pgs 2003 EDISON, BOOK SALES INC
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1-87230 Knight, Ian BRAVE MEN'S BLOOD: EPIC OF THE ZULU WAR, 1879 Geared toward the general reader. Provides aconcise history of the Zulu state and the causesof the war. B/W photos and illusts. Glossary,biblio., index and maps. 1 vol, 200 pgs 1990 UK, Greenhill Books
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1-972003 Knight, Ian 003 COMBAT: British Infantryman vs Zulu Warrior Anglo-Zulu War 1879 The short but savage Anglo-Zulu War of 1879 pitched well-equipped but complacent British soldiers into combat with the Zulu, one of history's finest fighting forces. The clashes between these two different armies prompted tactical innovation on both sides, as the British and their Zulu opponents sought to find the optimal combination of mobility, protection and firepower.

This study traces the changing face of infantry combat in the Anglo-Zulu War. Three major engagements are detailed: the Zulu ambush at Nyezane, repulsed by the British using their established tactics; the shocking defeat and massacre of outmaneuvered British forces in savage close-quarter fighting at Isandlwana; and the British victory at Khambula following their adoption of more condensed firing lines and prepared positions. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2013 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-906014 Knight, Ian editor AGE OF EMPIRES/Colonial Conquest # 14 Includes six pages in color -- color uniform plates, color map of German SW Africa, and color photos of re-enactors. Many b/w photos and illustrations.

Articles include: German Camelcorps, Hottentots of Namibia, Bobbie of the Berkshires (Hero of Maiwande), Departure of Black Watch to Egypt 1882, French Campaign in Dahomey (part 2), leliefontein 1900, British Tactics in Cape Frontier Wars (1835, 1846-7, and 1850-53), Charge of Light Brigade -- First-hand Account by H. Herbert, Chasseurs d'Afrique 1855, product news, and re-enactors. 1 vol, 40 pgs 1998 UK, PARTIZAN PRESS
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1-67950 Laband, John ATLAS OF THE LATER ZULU WARS, THE:1883-1888 The author examines the bitter civil war and lastditch resistance to colonialism through the warsand battles, illust, biblio, index. 1 vol, 139 pgs 2002 SA, UNIVERSITY OF NATAL
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1-194810 Laurie, Willam Ferguson Second Burmese War, The: A Narrative of the Operations at Rangoon in 1852 An account of the Second Anglo-Burmese War, undertaken to promote the activities of British colonial merchants in the region, and to avenge perceived 'insults, injustice and oppression' of British representatives by the Burmese court. A detailed account of the campaign, first published in 1853, as seen through the eyes of an English officer, with sketch maps of the defenses of Rangoon and Bassein. Includes two b/w illustrations and four fold-out maps and plans. 1 vol, 280 pgs 2002 THAILAND, ORCHID PRESS
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1-193220 Lock, Ron Zulu Conquered: The March of the Red Soldiers, 1822-1888 The first Britons to reach Zululand were a handful of shipwrecked traders. They found themselves completely at the mercy of a nation whose name would become a byword for ferocity and courage. The castaways were fearful of their lives but, to their surprise, were well treated and prospered.

At the time, the Indian Ocean shoreline of the Zulu kingdom extended for almost 400 miles, whilst its inland frontiers reached as far as the Drakensberg mountains. Fifty years later the kingdom had diminished by half, followed by a threat that it would shortly cease to exist.

And so it was, in December 1878, as Cetshwayo ka Mpande, the Zulu king, contemplated the British ultimatum with which he knew it would be impossible to comply, he pondered on the past and with bitterness mused: 'first came the traders, then came the missionaries and then came the red soldiers'. But British traders, missionaries and her red soldier army had been invidiously advancing into Zululand for decades, their every encounter and demand bringing the red soldiers closer to the Zulu army of 40,000 disciplined warriors -- 'the bravest of a brave nation'.

Zulu Conquered, with more than 90 vivid illustrations, describes the adventure, treachery and rampage that ensued between Zulu, Boer and Briton during the sixty years separating the arrival of the first white man to the destruction of the Zulu army, the death of King Cetshwayo and, finally, the devastation of Zululand. 1 vol, 256 pgs 2010 UK, FRONTLINE BOOKS
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1-210680 Lock, Ron and Quantrill, Peter ZULU VICTORY: The Epic of Isandlwana and the Cover-up The 22 January 1879 Battle of Isandlwana saw a Zulu victory over the British. The obvious culprit for the blunder was Lieutenant General Lord Chelmsford, the defeated commander. Appearing to respond to the outcry, he ordered a court of inquiry. But there followed a carefully conducted cover-up in which Chelmsford found a scapegoat in the dead - most notably, in Colonel Anthony Durnford.

Using source material ranging from the Royal Windsor Archives to the oral history passed down to the present Zulu inhabitants of Isandlwana, this gripping history exposes the full extent of the blunders of this famous battle and the scandal that followed. It also gives full credit to the masterful tactics of the 20,000 strong Zulu force and to Ntshingwayo kaMahole, for the way in which he comprehensively out-generalled Chelmsford. 1 vol, 304 pgs 2016 UK, FRONTLINE BOOKS
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1-35790 Mackinnon, J.P. and Shadbolt S.H. SOUTH AFRICAN CAMPAIGN OF 1879, THE First published in 1880, details the forces in the field, lines of communication, column strengths, bios of the 62 British officers killed, summary of all regiments/naval brigades, maps, new index. 1 vol, 384 pgs 1995 LONDON, GREENHILL PRESS
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1-15160 MacLaren, Roy CANADIANS ON THE NILE:1882-1898 The story of the Canadian 'voyageurs' who helped 'man' the boats up the Nile to Khartoum. Chapter notes, biblio, index, b/w illust. 1 vol, 184 pgs 1978 VANCOUVER, UNIV BRITISH
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1-198000 Matthies, Volker SIEGE OF MAGDALA: The British Empire against the Emperor of Ethiopia In 1867-68, a petty diplomatic dispute between Ethiopian emperor Tewodros II and Queen Victoria led to one of the strangest and most dramatic military campaigns in history. The British Indian Army, with 60,000 men, 30,000 elephants, mules and horses, and a bevy of 'embedded' journalists, observers and translators -- as well as artists and photographers whose images of the campaign are reproduced in this book -- marched into the Ethiopian highlands, advancing on the mountain fortress of Magdala to rescue a small group of European hostages.

The campaign, described by the British as the world's first major humanitarian intervention, saw the emperor's army annihilated, the hostages freed, and Ethiopian treasures shipped to British museums. But Ethiopian independence was retained. And yet despite its tremendous significance in the history of Afro-European relations, military strategy, and journalism, the small war has received little attention outside England and Ethiopia. Here, for the first time, Volker Matthies lays out the full story of the Magdala campaign in thorough detail, reprinting and discussing Ethiopian primary sources for a balanced account. 1 vol, 226 pgs 2011 US, MARKUS WIENER
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1-25880 Miller, Charles KHYBER: British India's North West Frontier Story of the Khyber Pass and the influence it had on British policy and campaigns, end maps, biblio. 1 vol, 393 pgs 1977 NY, MACMILLAN COMPANY
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1-26750 Nevill, Captain H.L. NORTH-WEST FRONTIER British & Indian Army Campaigns on the North-West frontier of India 1849-1908, a complete survey of all operations, maps, appendices, index. 1 vol, 432 pgs 1999 NASHVILLE, BATTERY PRESS
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1-35720 Norie, Major E.W.M. MILITARY OPS IN CHINA 1900-1901 This is the official British history of the Boxer Rebellion, the author served on the Intelligence staff of the China Field Force, fifteen large maps, several appendices, index. 1 vol, 510 pgs 1995 NASHVILLE, BATTERY PRESS
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1-200080 Olender, Piotr SINO-FRENCH NAVAL WAR: 1884-1885 This new book covers the Sino-French Naval War 1884-1885, a little-known part of late 19th century naval history. The background, operations and outcomes are described in detail. All the ships involved, both French and Chinese, are described and illustrated with full technical specifications. Profusely illustrated with scale drawings and photos. 1 vol, 144 pgs 2012 POLAND, MMP
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1-206120 Olender, Piotr Sino-Japanese Naval War 1894-1895 This new book covers the Sino-Japan Naval War 1894-1895, a little-known part of late 19thC naval history. 200 b/w photos, scale plans, 8x12

The First Sino-Japanese War (1 August 1894 - 17 April 1895) was fought between Qing Dynasty China and Meiji Japan, primarily over control of Korea. After more than six months of continuous successes by the Japanese army and naval forces, as well as the loss of the Chinese port of Weihai, the Qing leadership sued for peace in February 1895.

The background, operations and outcomes are described in detail. All the ships involved, both Japanese and Chinese, are described and illustrated with full technical specifications. Profusely illustrated with scale drawings, maps, drawings and rare photos.
1 vol, 180 pgs 2014 UK, MMP BOOKS
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1-199170 Outram, James Rough Notes of the Campaign in Sinde and Affghanistan, in 1838-9 These extracts from the personal journal of Sir James Outram (1803-63), which he kept while serving with the 23rd Regiment in the British Army of the Indus, describe the British campaigns in Sindh and Afghanistan in 1838-9.

In the preface to the book, originally published in 1840, the author explains that his 'rough notes' are not attempting a narrative of the military operations but have been printed 'for the perusal of valued friends'.

The work begins in Sindh, where the author joins the campaign that aims to restore Shah Shuja to the throne of Kabul, in the ultimately disastrous First Anglo-Afghan War. It is dedicated to Sir William Macnaghten, who was later killed during negotiations with an Afghan chief. Outram himself later clashed with the Napier family over Sir William Napier's account of the Conquest of Scinde, and both books are also reissued in this series. 1 vol, 286 pgs 2012 UK, CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
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2-69460 Paine, S.C.M. SINO-JAPANESE WAR 1894-95: Japan's Emergence An examination of the Sino-Japanese War of 1894-5, when Japan rapidly defeated China. The European nations saw China as weak and then intruded on Chinese sovereignty. Includes b/w illust/maps, biblio, and index. 1 vol, 424 pgs 2005 LONDON, CAMBRIDGE UNIV
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1-212400 Patton, Roxanne COLONIAL CONFLICTS: The Indian Mutiny Set of 10 Indian Mutiny scenarios designed for The Sword and the Flame, but units can be translated into other rule systems.

* Badli-ki-Serai (June 8, 1857)
* Hindu Rao's House (June 23, 1857)
* Najafgarh (August 25, 1857)
* Delhi: Kashmiri Gate (September 14, 1857)
* Agra (October 10, 1857)
* Chinhut (June 30, 1857)
* Fatehpur (July 12, 1857)
* Aong and Pandu Nadi Bridge (July 15, 1857)
* Aherwa (July 16, 1857)
* First Battle of Cawnpore (July 16, 1857)

Each scenario includes background, scenario-specific rules, Historical Overview, Victory Conditions, color map, OOBs, and Quick Reference Chart. Also includes historical overview of campaign and all 10 battles, uniform painting guides, and rule changes and additions for TSATF. Color photos throughout. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2016 US, OMM PUBLISHING
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1-193970 Peers, Chris AFRICAN WARS, THE Peers provides a graphic account of several of the key campaigns fought between European powers and the native peoples of tropical and sub-tropical Africa in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. His pioneering and authoritative study describes in vivid detail the organization and training of African warriors, their weapons, their fighting methods and traditions, and their tactics. He concentrates on the campaigns mounted by the most successful African armies as they struggled to defend themselves against the European scramble for Africa. Resistance was inconsistent, but some warlike peoples fought long and hard. For example, the Zulu victory over the British at Isandhlwana is the best known -- but by no means the only occasion -- when the Africans humiliated the colonial invaders.

This book gives us an insight into the theories of African warfare Chris put into his rule book 'Death in the Dark Continent.' 1 vol, 0 pgs 2010 UK, PEN & SWORD BOOKS
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1-196030 Peers, Chris CENTRAL AFRICA: Tribal and Colonial Armies in the Congo, Gabon, Rwanda, Burundi, Northern Rhodesia and Nyasaland, 1800 to 1900 Oversized at 8.25x12 inches. This is the second volume in Foundry's projected series describing the armies of the era of exploration in sub-Saharan Africa. Following a similar format to its predecessor, it covers the area now largely occupied by the countries of Gabon, the Republic of Congo (Brazzaville), the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Burundi, Zambia, and Malawi.

This was the archetypal 'Darkest Africa' of 19th century exploration, and many of its indigenous inhabitants lived at the time in remote regions. Consequently most of what we know about these peoples comes from the fleeting impressions of such European travelers as encountered them - and all too often their experiences were limited to a flight of arrows from an unseen enemy concealed in the forest. This book therefore sets out to put such confrontations into context, and to describe the organization, tactics, costumes, and weapons of the protagonists in this unique theater of conflict. Chris Peers' authoritative text is accompanied by photographs, maps, and 120 drawings of warriors, troop types, and flags. 1 vol, 200 pgs 2014 UK, FOUNDRY
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1-190250 Pemble, John BRITAIN'S GURKHA WAR:Invasion of Nepal 1814-1816 The remarkable fighting abilities of the Nepalese contrasted against the most incredible British ineptitude. Pemble's account is a comprehensive history of the conflict. B/w illust, biblio, index 1 vol, 400 pgs 2009 UK, FRONTLINE BOOKS
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1-12020 Ransford, Oliver BATTLE FOR MAJUBA HILL, THE: The First Boer War The defeat of General Colley by the Boers was an outstanding victory for the Boers. This is a first-rate account of the campaign and battle. Includes an index. 1 vol, 154 pgs 1968 NY, THOMAS Y. CROMWELL CO
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1-89781 Septans, Lt. Colonel ENGLISH MILITARY EXPEDITIONS IN AFRICA V1: Volume 1: 1st Ashanti War 1873-1874, Zulu War 1878-1879. 1 vol, 139 pgs 2008 US, NAFZIGER COLLECTION
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1-199230 Silbey, David THE BOXER REBELLION AND THE GREAT GAME IN CHINA The year is 1900, and Western empires-both old and new-are locked in regional entanglements across the globe. The British are losing a bitter war against the Boers while the German Kaiser is busy building a vast new navy. The United States is struggling to put down an insurgency in the South Pacific while the upstart imperialist Japan begins to make clear to neighboring Russia its territorial ambition. In China, a perennial pawn in the Great Game, a mysterious group of superstitious peasants is launching attacks on the Western powers they fear are corrupting their country. These ordinary Chinese-called Boxers by the West because of their martial arts showmanship - rise up, seemingly out of nowhere. Foreshadowing the insurgencies of the more recent past, they lack a centralized leadership and instead tap into latent nationalism and deep economic frustration to build their army. Their battle cry: 'Support the Qing, exterminate the foreigners.'

Many scholars brush off the Boxers as an ill-conceived and easily defeated revolt, but the military historian David J. Silbey shows just how close they came to beating back the combined might of all the imperial powers. Drawing on the diaries and letters of allied soldiers and diplomats, Silbey paints a vivid portrait of the short-lived war. Even though their cause ended just as quickly as it began, the bravery and patriotism of the Boxers would inspire Chinese nationalists - including a young Mao Zedong - for decades to come. 1 vol, 301 pgs 2012 US, TANG
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1-213070 Simmer, Mark PATHAN RISING: Jihad on the North West Frontier of India 1897-1898 The story of the large-scale tribal unrest that erupted along the North West Frontier of India in the late 1890s -- a short but sharp period of violence that was initiated by the Pathan tribesmen against the British. Although the exact causes of the unrest remain unclear, it was likely the result of tribal resentment towards the establishment of the Durand Line and British 'forward policy', during the last echoes of the 'Great Game' that led the proud tribesmen to take up arms on an unprecedented scale.

This resentment was brought to boiling point by a number of fanatical religious leaders, such as the Mad Fakir and the Hadda Mullah, who visited the various Pathan tribes calling for jihad. By the time the revolts ended, 11 Victoria Crosses would be awarded to British troops, which hints at the ferocity and level of bitterness of the fighting. Indeed, although not eligible for the VC in 1897, many Indian soldiers would also receive high-level decorations in recognition of their bravery. It would be one of the greatest challenges to British authority in Asia during the Victorian era. 1 vol, 272 pgs 2016 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-208340 Singh, Amarpal THE FIRST ANGLO-SIKH WAR During the 18th and early years of the 19th century, the red tide of British expansion had covered almost the entire Indian subcontinent, stretching to the borders of the Punjab. There the great Sikh ruler Ranjit Singh had developed his military forces to thwart any British advance into his kingdom north of the River Sutlej.

Yet on the death of Ranjit Singh, unworthy successors and disparate forces fought over his legacy while the British East India Company seized on the opportunity and prepared for battle. In the winter of 1845, the First Anglo-Sikh War broke out. From the start, the two-month campaign was marred by Victorian arrogance and bluster on the British side and personal ambition, intrigue and treason in the Sikh camp. Five keenly fought contests ensued, including the great battle of Ferozeshah where the British force found itself caught between two powerful Sikh armies and came close to destruction. Declining to retreat, Sir Hugh Gough, the British Commander-in-Chief, told his second in command: 'My mind is made up. If we must perish, it is better that our bones should bleach honorably at Ferozeshah than rot at Ferozepore: but they shall do neither the one nor the other.' The fate of the British Empire in India would be decided that day.

Amarpal Singh writes a warts-and-all tale of a conflict characterized by treachery, tragedy and incredible bravery on both sides. In an innovative approach to history writing, the narrative of the campaign is accompanied by battlefield guides that draw on eyewitness accounts and invite the reader to take a tour of the battlefields, either physically or virtually. Fully illustrated with period drawings, modern-day photographs, and new maps. 1 vol, 0 pgs 2015 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-190260 Skeen, Andrew LESSONS IN IMPERIAL RULE A delightful collection of guidelines for British troops based in India. The lessons included cover establishing new camps, securing perimeters, moving platoons, setting up watching posts etc. 1 vol, 208 pgs 2009 UK, FRONTLINE BOOKS
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1-194840 Snook, Lt Col Mike BEYOND THE REACH OF EMPIRE: The Gordon Relief Expedition, 1884-5 When General Gordon returned to the Sudan in February 1884, the Egyptian colonial regime was on the brink of collapse. His only weapons were his reputation, a flotilla of river steamers, and a few thousand demoralized Egyptian troops. Less than a fortnight after his arrival in Khartoum, Egypt's last field force was routed in the Red Sea Littoral.

It was only a widespread popular clamor to 'Save Gordon' that forced the Prime Minister's hand. Conventionally the history books relate that Wolseley's great Nile Expedition came within two days of relieving Khartoum. Wolseley was eminently successful in playing up the nearness of the miss and pointing the finger of blame at the politicians.

Colonel Mike Snook eschews casual acceptance of Wolseley's version of events. He subjects the feasibility of the expedition to scrutiny, examines the fragility of the British military position in the Sudan as Khartoum and exposes critical failings in both Wolseley's plan and its execution.

Drawing on extensive and sometimes hazardous fieldwork, together with participant accounts, Beyond the Reach of Empire brings a fascinating campaign to life. The narrative accounts and analysis of the epic fights at Battles of Abu Klea and Abu Kru are the most comprehensive, historically accurate and compelling versions yet published, and are accompanied within the plate section by striking images of seldom photographed battlefields.

6 x 9.25-inch with 32 pages of plates.
1 vol, 322 pgs 2012
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1-192850 Snook, Lt Col Mike with color plates by Michael Perry GO STRONG INTO THE DESERT: The Mahdist Uprising in Sudan 1881-85 A Military History and Uniform Guide On 11 August 1881, two companies of Egyptian infantry landed on an island in the White Nile to arrest a remarkable imam by the name of Muhammad Ahmad ibn al-Saiyid 'Abd Allah, who called himself the Mahdi. Within the hour most of the soldiers concerned were dead - routed by a poorly armed and numerically inferior band of disciples. The subsequent dramatic rise of the Mahdist movement, culminating in the siege of the Sudanese capital, the death of General Gordon, and a serious fundamentalist threat to Egypt, is told in Go Strong into the Desert, an original and authoritative military history of events in Kordofan, Khartoum and the Red Sea Littoral between 1881 and 1885.

Expert Mike Snook has recently returned from serving in the Sudan and has once again approached the old interpretations of Victorian military history with a fresh eye, an inquiring mind, and his reader's enjoyment at heart. Go Strong into the Desert focuses in close detail on the combat waged across the Sudan and is characterized by absorbing blow-by-blow narratives of what actually happened during such dramatic actions as:

The Siege of El Obeid and the massacre at Sheikan of Hicks Pasha's Kordofan expedition.
The defeat of Valentine Baker Pasha's gendarmerie at El Teb.
Sir Gerald Graham's costly victories over Osman Digna at El Teb and Tamai.
The desperate fights of Sir Herbert Stewart's Desert Column at Abu Klea and Abu Kru.
The epic of General Gordon's stand at Khartoum.
Sir Charles Wilson's river dash and the rescue mission mounted by Beresford RN.
The Battles of Hashin, Tofrek and Giniss.

In addition the book's battle narratives are supported by analysis, copious illustrations, contemporary sketches, maps, detailed orders of battle, a comprehensive guide to the dress and equipment of the participants on both sides, modern photography of the virtually unchanged battlefields, and more than 30 full-color uniform plates by renowned sculptor, artist and designer Michael Perry.
1 vol, 216 pgs 2010 UK, Perry Miniatures
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1-211051 Snook, Lt Col Mike with color plates by Michael Perry CAPE WARRIORS VOLUME 1: Frontier Warfare & Fighting Men in Colonial South Africa Examines in depth the fighting men and type of warfare conducted during the 6th, 7th, and 8th Cape Frontier Wars, the Boer-Ndebele War of 1836-7, the Boer Andash; Zulu War of 1838-40; the Anglo-Boer confrontations in the 1840s; and the one-day Anglo-Basotho war of 1852. Heavily illustrated with contemporary images and 41 color 'uniform' plates by ourselves. 1 vol, 216 pgs 2016 UK, PERRY MINIATURES
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1-211052 Snook, Lt Col Mike with color plates by Michael Perry CAPE WARRIORS VOLUME II: British Battles in Colonial South Africa The second volume concentrates on the combat and tactical conduct of operations for the period and looks at the most notable general actions. These are accompanied by contemporary artwork, his own annotated battlefield photography and maps. Color and black and white images throughout. 1 vol, 220 pgs 2016 UK, PERRY MINIATURES
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1-83370 Snook, Lt. Colonel Mike LIKE WOLVES ON THE FOLD:Defense of Rorke's Drift The author provides a fresh interpretation of the events at Rorke's Drift; color & b/w illust/maps, appendices, biblio, index. 1 vol, 302 pgs 2006 UK, GREENHILL BOOKS
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1-195130 Snook, Mike (Col) HOW CAN MAN DIE BETTER: The Secrets of Isandlwana Revealed Wednesday January 22, 1879 was one of the most dramatic days in the long and distinguished history of the British Army. At noon a massive Zulu host attacked the 24th Regiment in its encampment at the foot of the mountain of Isandlwana, a distinctive feature that bore an eerie resemblance to the Sphinx badge of the outnumbered redcoats. Disaster ensued. Later that afternoon, the victorious Zulus would strike the tiny British garrison at Rorke's Drift.

How Can Man Die Better is a unique analysis of Isandlwana - of the weapons, tactics, ground, and the intriguing characters who made the key military decisions. Because the fatal loss was so high on the British side, there is still much that is unknown about the battle. This is a work of unparalleled depth, which eschews the commonly held perception that the British collapse was sudden and that the 24th Regiment was quickly overwhelmed. Rather, there was a protracted and heroic defense against a determined and equally heroic foe.

6x9.5-inches, 32 pages of illustrations, and 7 maps. 1 vol, 288 pgs 2011 UK, FRONTLINE
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1-213090 Thorton, Neil RORKE'S DRIFT: A New Perspective The Battle of Rorke's Drift is established in history as one of Britain's most incredible actions where approximately 155 defenders held off a Zulu force of over 4,000 warriors, in a savage, bloody conflict with no quarter given by either side. The battle led to a display of incredible fortitude, courage and tenacity resulting in mutual respect between British red coat and Zulu warrior. Illustrated with previously unpublished artwork -- 49 illustrations (21 in color). The actions of each of the 11 Victoria Cross recipients are looked at in detail, together with those men who were awarded the DCM. 1 vol, 208 pgs 2016 UK, FONTHILL MEDIA
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1-84015 Tilson, Tim THE SIKH WARS 1823-1849: Colonist Campaigns The Sikh Wars features 10 action packed scenarios covering the fighting in the Punjab and Afghanistan. Each scenario includes a campaign History, detailed uniform information, bibliography, campaign rules, and a campaign map. The scenarios are organized to be played with The Sword and the Flame, but can be easily adapted to any rule set.

Naushera, March 14, 1823 The Afghans attempt to retake Peshawar
Jamrud, April 30, 1837 Last fight of the 'Murat of the Sikh Army'
Mudki, December 18, 1845 The Sikhs' surprise attack on the British Army
Ferozeshah, December 21, 1845 The attack of General Gilbert's Division
Cornes' Convoy, January 21, 1846 Quartermaster Cornes and 30 men vs. 1,000 Sikhs
Aliwal, January 28, 1846 General Harry Smith's 'Perfect Battle'
Sobraon, February 10, 1846 End of the Akalis (the Sikh Holy Warriors)
Kineyree, June 18, 1848 'No Englishman can be beaten on the 18th of June' Lt. Herbert Edwardes. C-in-C, Allied Army of Pashtuns, Daudputras and Sikhs
Sudoosam, July 1, 1848 The rebel Mulraj's last hope for victory
Multan, January 2, 1849 Into the breach with 1st Bombay Fusiliers a.k.a. 'the Bombay Toughs' 1 vol, 64 pgs 2011 FAIRFAX, J&D PUBLICATIONS
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1-84016 Tilson, Tim THE GORDON CAMPAIGN: Colonial Campaign Scenarios This book features 10 action-packed scenarios from 1882-1889 covering before, during, and after the 1st Anglo Sudanese War. It features the following battles:

1. Om Waragut, November 4, 1882 An Austrian Soldier's Finest Hour
2. El Teb, February 29, 1884 First Blood
3. Tamai, March 13, 1884 Breaking Up Osman Digna
4. Abu Klea, January 17, 1885 Breaking the British Square
5. Kirbekan, February 10, 1885 The River Column Triumphant
6. Hashin, March 20,1885 Breaking up Osman Digna Again
7. Tofrik, March 22, 1885 The Mahdists Come for Lunch
8. Ginnis, December 30, 1885 The Last Wearing of the Scarlet Coat
9. Handub, January 17, 1888 Colonel Kitchener is Wounded
10. Toski, August 3, 1889 The Rebirth of the Egyptian Army

Organized to be played with The Sword and the Flame, they can be adopted to any rule set. Also includes a 14-page campaign history along with information on unit organizations and uniforms. 1 vol, 64 pgs 20116 FAIRFAX, J&D PUBLICATIONS
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1-212470 Tyguin, Michael SUDAN 1885 The involvement of an Australian colonial military force in Britain's Egyptian campaigns between 1883 and 1885 was very short, extending for only five months overall, including the pre-deployment phase. Consequently its influence on these campaigns was insignificant.

Nevertheless, the involvement in the Sudan in 1885 is part of Australia's military history. This book provides the context for Australia's involvement in the Sudan, and follows operations chronologically. The call in the 1880s for jihad or 'holy war' by Sudanese leaders shows us that some of our current global challenges are not new. Full color throughout, highly illustrated. 1 vol, 200 pgs 2016 AUSTRALIA, BIG SKY PUBLISHING
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1-24380 Vogt, Lt. Colonel Herman EGYPTIAN WAR OF 1882, THE The author, an officer in the German Army, details an excellent account, map pocket. 1 vol, 236 pgs 1992 NASHVILLE, BATTERY PRESS
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1-194520 Wade, Stephen EMPIRE AND ESPIONAGE: Spies in the Zulu War The book examines the roles of spies, diplomats, and other influential figures in the conflict, including John Dunn -- who fought with the British during the campaign, becoming ruler of part of Zululand after its conquest, and even being presented to Queen Victoria. Diplomats include Sir Theophilus Shepstone, who was responsible for directing native affairs in Natal, and was so respected by the Zulus they called him 'Father.' 1 vol, 256 pgs 2011 UK, PEN & SWORD BOOKS
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1-209420 Whitburn, Bill BRIGHT EYES OF DANGER: An Account of the Anglo-Sikh Wars 1845-1849 Details the seven battles and one siege of Britain's two wars with the Sikhs. Includes 80 illustrations with eight pages in color and eight pages of color maps.

The first battle was brought on by the demise of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, the machinations of palace officials and rapacity of the Sikh Army. Despite traitors in command, the Sikhs gave the invincible British Army a run for its money. The Battle of Ferozeshah was a closer run thing than Waterloo as the British Indian Empire stood at the brink of disaster.

At the close of the first war, many expected a British annexation of the Punjab. Yet Governor-General Sir Henry Hardinge, mindful of British public opinion and deeming the Sikh real estate too large and expensive to hold, opted instead for a quasi-independent Sikh State. In deference to the parsimonious East India Company Directors in London, he charged the Sikh State war reparations, annexed the most productive province of Jullundar, and sold Kashmir to the 'biggest scoundrel in India' for 75,000 pounds.

The second war erupted with a rebellion at Multan and the British Army advanced to battle with a new Governor-General and the same Commander-in-Chief, Lord Gough, whose catalogue of tactics did not extend beyond the awesome charge of British bayonets. This was not enough at the bloody onslaught of Chillianwala, where both sides fought to a stand still. At Gujerat Lord Gough, with a greater number of guns than Wellington had at Waterloo, crushed the Sikhs into submission and the Governor-General, Lord Dalhousie, annexed the Punjab.

Having rocked the British Indian Empire at Ferozeshah, Ranjit Singh's soldiers helped save it during the Great Indian Mutiny, and later in both the World Wars. 1 vol, 0 pgs 2015 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-45040 Whitehouse, Howard editor WIDOW-MAKING WAR, A:Life & Death of a British Officer The Letters and Diary of Major Warren Wynne, a Royal Engineer, who served & died in the Zulu War of 1879, the letters are to his wife and the diary covers Jan/March 1879, a great first hand account. 1 vol, 160 pgs 1995 UK, PADDY GRIFFITH ASSOC.
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1-211890 Young, John VICTORIA'S HARVEST: The Irish Soldier in the Zulu War of 1879 This book tells the story of some of the Irish men who served as soldiers in Queen Victoria's Army, before, during and after the Zulu War of 1879. Men who fought not necessarily for a queen or a country, but most often for their regiment; a regiment that had seen numerous fellow Irishmen and often preceding family members serve in its ranks. Includes 300 b/w photos, illustrations, and maps.

This book is not about the Zulu War of 1879 per se, enough has already been written on that account. It is the story of some of those Irishmen who volunteered for service in Queen Victoria's Army and found themselves involved in not only the greatest defeat of the British soldier at the hands of a native enemy, but some remarkable victories. 1 vol, 376 pgs 2016 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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3-34300 Ziegler, Philip OMDURMAN The crucial battle that was England's revenge for Gordons death, maps, b/w illust, biblio, index. 1 vol, 241 pgs 1987 NY, DORSETT PRESS
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1-197230 Zorzetto, G UNIFORMS AND INSIGNIA OF ITALIAN COLONIAL TROOPS VOL.1: ERITREA AND SOMALIA, 1885-1934 283 pictures, mostly unreleased, 92 figures in color, 160 color drawings of decorations, badges and flags.

Important work dedicated to the uniforms of the native troops of the Italian army during the colonial campaigns. Accompanied by detailed color plates and a large quantity of photographs (mostly unpublished) presents and describes the uniforms and insignia of departments, but is also the clothing, regular or not, all the local staff employed by the Italian Government.

Through careful archival research are detailed the events of individual departments or bodies, from the Battalions Squadrons, Companies from the Autonomous Battery of Artillery, from services to smaller units in order to provide for each of them a comprehensive historical framework, useful the collector as to the researcher. 1 vol, 312 pgs 2012 ITALY
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