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Tango0106 Feb 2024 4:45 p.m. PST

"In January 1879, the British army in South Africa invaded Zululand, an independent and previously friendly country.


The British force was led by Lord Chelmsford, who anticipated an easy victory and national fame. He commanded some 4,700 highly-trained soldiers assisted by colonial volunteers, all equipped with the latest Martini-Henry rifles, all supported by field guns of the Royal Artillery…"

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GildasFacit Sponsoring Member of TMP08 Feb 2024 1:55 p.m. PST

I don't know whether the text is a precis of the book or quotes from it. If it is quoting then I'd say there are a LOT of errors/misconceptions in the book.

Even the statement above is incorrect, not all the invading force were armed with Martini-Henry rifles and not all of the British could be called 'highly trained' either – at least not in colonial warfare.

Tango0108 Feb 2024 3:24 p.m. PST

Glup!…

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laretenue09 Feb 2024 7:38 a.m. PST

The Zulu Army and ITS Tactics …

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