Zulu War VCs

Victoria Crosses of the Anglo-Zulu War 1879

James W Bancroft

Date Published :
November 2018
Publisher :
Frontline Books
Illustration :
Black and white illustrations
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Binding. : Hardback
ISBN : 9781526722645
Pages : 192
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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The Anglo-Zulu War lasted only six months in 1879, but in that relatively short time twenty-three men were awarded the Victoria Cross for gallantry under most trying and dangerous circumstances. Zulu warriors gave no mercy and expected none in return, yet half of the awards were given to men who went back into the midst of fierce fighting to rescue stranded comrades, well-aware that they risked suffering a particularly brutal death.

Two men received posthumous awards for their efforts to save the Queen’s color of their regiment after the disastrous engagement against overwhelming numbers of warriors at Isandlwana, and perhaps the most famous of all awards of the Victoria Cross were the eleven gained for the immortal defence of Rorke’s Drift, the battle brought back to the public consciousness by the motion picture _Zulu!_

The conflict has never left the public’s imagination, and continues to stir hot debate among military historians and enthusiasts.

With information compiled over four decades by James W. Bancroft, a well-known and respected historian and author of several publications on the subject, this book brings together more information about the men than has ever before been collected together in one publication.

About The Author

In the four decades James W. Bancroft has been writing he has produced more than 100 books and articles, the subjects of which reflect his varied interests. He contributed a number of articles for _The New Oxford Dictionary of National Biography,_ and his book _Rorke's Drift: The Zulu War, 1879_ has been re-printed seven times. When he is not writing James enjoys singing and playing and listening to music.

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