Voices From the Zulu War
Campaigning Through the Eyes of the British Soldier, 1879
Imprint: Frontline Books
280 Pages, 6 x 9.25 in, 8 pages plates
- July 2011
- Out of print. Available in digital formats at the links below.
After surveying the Zulu army from its creation during the wars of Shaka in the early nineteenth century, and the subsequent development of Zulu fighting methods, Ian Knight focuses in detail on the structure and condition of the Zulu army on the eve of the war in 1879. This indispensable book describes such key topics as enlistment, organization, training and equipment. He also considers Zulu war aims and strategy, their view of artillery and cavalry, and how they were perceived by their colonial neighbors. Most of all, he reveals how the Zulu army functioned in wartime, from preparatory rituals to battlefield tactics, and the shock of battle itself.