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Zulu Rising: The Epic Story Of Isandlwana And Rorke`s Drift
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Author : Ian Knight
Publisher : Macmillan
ISBN# : 978-1-4050-9185-5
Pages : 697
Price :INR 1139
Offer Price:INR 1014
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Book Description
On 22 January 1879, in the shadow of an imposing rocky outcrop called iSandlwana, a part-time army of African herdsmen brought to a halt - for a while at least - more than a century and a half of British Imperial expansion across southern Africa. The battle of iSandlwana was the bloodiest defeat inflicted on the British Army during the Victorian age; it sent shockwaves around the world, and catapulted the Zulu people into the media spotlight of the day. In Zulu Rising, Ian Knight weaves together the lives of individuals who fought on both sides, presenting a gripping picture of the pressures which drove them to a terrifying and bloody confrontation; of Zulu patriots like Mehlokazulu kaSihayo and Matshana kaMondise, and professional British soldiers like Anthony Durnford and Charlie Harford - the men who were at the human heart of this savage and iconic conflict. Based on decades of research and incorporating previously unpublished material, Zulu oral history and new archaeological evidence from the battlefield, this is the definitive account of a battle that has shaped both the political fortunes of the Zulu people and popular impressions of the British Empire to this day.
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