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British Forces in Zululand 1879

British Forces in Zululand 1879
by Osprey
Product Line: Elite - 19th Century
Publish Year: 1991
Dimensions: 9x11x.75"
Restockable: No
Mfg. part #: OSPELI032
Type: Softcover
Series: ELI32


On 4 March, 1878 at King William's Town, British Kaffraria, Gen. Sir Arthur Cunnynghame handed over supreme command of the British forces in southern Africa to his successor, Lt. Gen. Sir Frederic Thesiger. The High Commissioner, Sir Henry Bartle Frere, was convinced that one solution to the complex problems which beset the region was to overthrow the last powerful independent black kingdom bordering British possessions – the Zulu kingdom of King Cetshwayo KaMapande. However, Cetshwayo had remained on the political defensive. This book descirbes the uniforms and equipment of the forces that Thesiger led across the border to wage war in Zululand.