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Rorke's Drift, 1879

Author: Edmund James Yorke
Publisher: Stroud : Spellmount, 2012.
Series: Battle story.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The small garrison based at Rorke's Drift in South Africa is forever immortalised in British history as one of the Army's most glorious moments. The garrison was defended by 139 British soldiers with c.300 African colonial troops under their command when, on 22 January 1879, they were attacked by a Zulu force of nearly 4,000 warriors. Out numbered by nearly twenty to one, the British soldiers constructed a makeshift  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Yorke, Edmund.
Rorke's Drift.
New York : The History Press, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Edmund James Yorke
ISBN: 9780752468563 0752468561
OCLC Number: 794327618
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations, maps.
Contents: Historical background --
The armies --
The days before battle --
The battlefield : what actually happened? --
After the battle --
The legacy --
Orders of battle.
Series Title: Battle story.
Responsibility: Edmund Yorke.

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The small garrison based at Rorke's Drift in South Africa is forever immortalised in British history as one of the Army's most glorious moments. Rorke's Drift restored the British public's faith in  Read more...

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