Chris Peers - Rorke's Drift & Isandlwana (Minute by Minute) (2nd Hand Paperback)
ISBN / GTIN-13 : 9781784387563
Full Subtitle : 22nd January 1879 : Minute by Minute.
The battle of Isandlwana on 22 January 1879 was one of the most dramatic episodes in military history. In the morning, 20,000 Zulus overwhelmed the British invading force in one of the greatest disasters ever to befall a British army.
Later the same day, a Zulu force of around 3,000 warriors turned their attention to a small outpost at Rorke's Drift defended by around 150 British and Imperial troops. The British victory that ensued - against remarkable odds - would go down as one of the most heroic actions of all time.
In this thrilling blow-by-blow account, Chris Peers draws on first-hand testimonies from both sides to piece together the course of the battles as they unfolded. Along the way, he exposes many of the Victorian myths to reveal great acts of bravery as well as cases of cowardice and incompetence.
A brief analysis of the aftermath of the battle and notes on the later careers of the key participants completes this gripping expose of this legendary encounter.
- Format : Slightly Larger 2nd Hand Paperback
- Condition : Very Good (Almost As New)
- Category : Non-Fiction : History & Futurology
- Published : 2021 (Greenhill Books)
- ISBN : 9781784387563
- SKU : B003009
- PPC : LL400gm
- RRP : £13.99
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
With a middle section of colour photographs. 186pp.
"If you’re a fan of Victorian Era British army history, this gives an excellent timeline account of Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift. Very well researched account. A very good read!" - Amazon Review.
"By breaking down the events of 21st/23rd January 1079 as he has done, chronologically, he has clarified and sharpened the picture clearly." - Goodreads Review.
Chris Peers is a leading expert on the history of ancient and medieval warfare and has written widely on the subject. He has contributed many articles to military history, wargaming and family history magazines, and his major publications include Warlords of China: 700BC-AD1662, Warrior Peoples of East Africa, Soldiers of the Dragon, The African Wars: Warriors and Soldiers of the Colonial Campaigns, Offa and the Mercian Wars: The Rise and Fall of the First Great English Kingdom, and Genghis Khan and the Mongol War Machine.
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