Laband, Prof. J. & Knight, Ian.


Stroud, new ed., 1997. Xxii + 170 pp., illustrated with a wealth of photo-ills., ills., + maps. D.j., 25 x 18cm. FINE. This vivid account explores the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879 as it appeared to the professional and amateur war correspondents who covered it in extraordinary depth in both the British and colonial press. It describes not only the pitched battles but much of the human drama of everyday campaigning from a variety of perspectives. These reports are linked together by a narrative which places them in the military, political and social context of the war. Illustrated with drawings and contemporary photographs this is an authoritative view of the Zulu War.

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