On 22 January 1879, British forces in Zululand suffered a shocking and unimaginable defeat at the hands of the Zulus resulting in over 1,300 dead, including more than 800 regular British soldiers.
However, the Zulu victory came at a cost and their losses were also very heavy. Yet, surprisingly, scattered in archives, museums and private collections around the world sits many first-hand accounts from those who were there.
Inaccessible to most, these primary sources are vital to our understanding of the battle and how it unfolded, and they shed important light on the experiences of those who were there on that fateful day.
British soldiers, those from the colonial forces, civilians and Zulu warriors who attacked the camp, all left detailed descriptions of the battle.
By bringing these sources together, Witnesses at Isandlwana: 22 January 1879 – the largest collection of primary accounts ever gathered on the battle – allows the reader to view all sources under one roof, providing a better understanding of the battle, how it played out and what those involved witnessed on that monumental day in both British and Zulu history.
|FORMAT||234 x 156 mm|
|BINDING||Hardback with dust jacket|
|PUBLICATION DATE||26 March 2023
|TERRITORY||UK and Worldwide|
|ILLUSTRATIONS||40 black and white photographs / 20 maps|