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Black soldiers of the queen : the Natal native contingent in the Anglo-Zulu War

Author: P S Thompson
Publisher: Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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Africans who fought alongside the British against the Zulu king. "Black Africans made up more than half of the British army that invaded Zululand in January of 1879 and went on to fight the storied battles of Isandlwana, Rorke's Drift, and Ulundi. The British force totaled some 16,800 men, at least 9,000 of whom were Africans. Of these a few, perhaps as many as 1,000, were dissident Zulus. ... The bulk of the large  Read more...
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Thompson, P.S. (Paul Singer).
Black soldiers of the queen.
Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©2006
(DLC) 2006000238
(OCoLC)63122726
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: P S Thompson
ISBN: 9780817381806 0817381805
OCLC Number: 427564309
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 179 pages) : maps
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: The coming of war --
Mobilization : the first regiment, pioneers and mounted troops --
Mobilization (continued) : the second and third regiments --
The third regiment in the Zulu country --
Disaster at Isandlwana --
Escape from the Zulu country --
Disbanding of the third regiment --
The second regiment to Eshowe and back --
Remodelling of the contingent --
The relief of Eshowe --
War in the thorns --
War on the plain --
War in the hills --
In the Zulu heartland --
Victory at Ulundi --
The king chase --
The return of peace.
Responsibility: P.S. Thompson.
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Black Africans made up more than half of the British army that invaded Zululand in January of 1879 and went on to fight the storied battles of Isandlwana, Rorke's Drift, and Ulundi. This book  Read more...

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