'A very remarkable people, the Zulu', the British Prime Minister, Benjamin Disraeli, said on hearing of a fresh disaster in the war of 1879, 'They defeat our generals; they convert our bishops; they have settled the fate of a great European dynasty'. Remarkable indeed, to have taken on the full might of the British Empire at its height, and won, if not the war, at least some of the battles. This book explains who the Zulus were, and how they achieved the fame as warriors which they enjoy to this day.
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Table of Contents
The People · Shaka and 'The Crushing' · The Coming of the Whites · Dingane · Mpande and Cetshwayo, 1840-1878 · The War of 1879 · The Ruin of Zululand · Bhambatha · The Plates