Praeger - Zulu War 1879 - Twilight of a Warrior Nation


Also published as: Osprey Campaign 14: Zulu War 1879
Twilight of a Warrior Nation

Authors: Ian Castle, Ian Knight
Publisher: Praeger Publishers, February 2005
ISBN 0-275-98628-4
Hardcover, 96 pages, measures (in inches) 9.8 x 7.5 x 0.5

About this Book
In the late 1870s the British Imperial administration in the Cape colony in southern Africa began to view the Zulu kingdom as a challenge to its authority.To contain this perceived threat, the British engineered a war. The early campaigns went terribly wrong, with the decisive Zulu victory at Isandlwana. Ultimately however, the British won the war. The Zulus, primarily reliant on their skill with the stabbing spear, had no real defence or retaliation against the massed firepower of professional British soldiers. Ian Castle examines the British-Zulu war and its two key battles, Isandlwana and Khambula, with excellent black and white photographs accompanying the clear and detailed text.


  • Origins of the War
  • Opposing Strategies
  • The Commanders
  • The Armies: Isandlwana Campaign
  • The First Phase of the War
  • The Aftermath of Isandlwana
  • The Second Phase of the War
  • Aftermath
  • The Battlefields Today
  • Chronology
  • A Guide to Further Reading
  • Wargaming the Zulu War

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