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Zulu 1816-1906 : Warrior - Ian;McBride,Angus Knight

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Zulu military organisation was extremely sophisticated. Warriors were organised into regiments with some form of basic uniform and shields were state-manufactured and owned. Yet, in spite of this sophistication, much of the Zulu's military outlook was extremely primitive: firearms were ill understood, and between 1816 and 1906 the Zulus maintained their primary reliance on hand-to-hand fighting. In this book Ian Knight investigates Zulu weaponry in detail, and also their society, beliefs and rituals, particularly with regard to ceremonies conducted before and after battles. Tactics, costume and customs are carefully examined, as are various battles, such as the war between the Zulus and Boers (1838) and the Anglo-Zulu War (1879), which brought about the end of the Zulu kingdom, making this a thorough account of the Zulu warrior.

Historical Background . Chronology . Recruitment . The Amakhanda . Joining a Regiment . Conditions of Service . Marriage . Organisation . Uniform . Shields . Weapons . Firearms . On Campaign . Experience of Battle . Medical Care . After the Campaign . Disaster and Defeat . Places to Visit

ISBN: 9781855324749
ISBN-10: 1855324741
Series: Warrior
Audience: BAU
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 64
Published: 1st November 1995
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.8 x 18.4  x 0.4
Weight (kg): 0.21
Edition Number: 1