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ZULU VICTORY: The Epic of Isandlwana and the Cover-up

ZULU VICTORY: The Epic of Isandlwana and the Cover-up
by Lock, Ron and Quantrill, Peter

1-210680

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
NEW-pb, available mid February 2016 ......$30.00

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