By Edmund Yorke
On 22nd January 1879 a 20000 strong Zule army attacked 1700 British and colonial forces. This engagement at Isandlwana remains one of the most overwhelming defeats in British military history.
Detailed profiles explore why the British imperial army, superior in equipment, was defeated by the poorly equipped Zulu warriors. A wealth of rare account and quotes reveal the true tragedy of the battlefield. Illustrations detail the equipment of both sides, the terrain and the men who fought against each other. Order of battle revel the composition of opposing forces' armies. Packed with fact boxes, this short introduction is the perfect way to explore this legendary battle.