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Campaign #041: Rorke's Drift, 1879

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Rorke's Drift sums up some of the best traditions of the British self-image: steadfastness against the odds, victory in adversity and the thin red line. The British stand deserves to go down in history as one of the most heroic actions of all time. The story of a mere 150 British and Imperial soldiers defending an isolated outpost against over 3,000 Zulu warriors summed up the experience of the colonial adventure for the Victorians and remains part of our heritage even today. Ian Knight recounts the course of this famous conflict in which no less than 11 Victoria crosses were won.

About the Author

Ian Knight was born in 1956. He was a freelance writer on military history for ten years before studying Afro-Caribbean History at the University of Kent. He has written widely on Zulu history and travelled extensively in Zululand. Ian was the editor of the Victorian Military Society journal for many years, and has written several books for Osprey.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781855325067
Subtitle:
'Pinned like rats in a hole'
Author:
Knight, Ian
Illustrator:
Perry, Alan
Author:
Perry, Alan
Publisher:
Osprey Publishing
Subject:
Africa
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
South Africa
Subject:
Africa - South Africa
Subject:
Africa - South - South Africa
Subject:
Africa - South - Republic of South Africa
Subject:
Military-General History
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Campaign
Series Volume:
041
Publication Date:
19960126
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
9.77x7.30x.40 in. .78 lbs.

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