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Video: Why did Britain invade Zululand?

I am fascinated by the Anglo-Zulu war but have always been confused about the reasons for it and why Britain invaded. In this short “5 minute history” I try to give an explanation as to why the war happened.

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[Free eBook] Cry For Freedom by Graham Diamond [Historical War Drama Novel with Romance]

Cry For Freedom by British author Graham Diamond is his historical war drama personal saga novel with strong f/m romantic elements, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press. 454 more words

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Another book collection getting larger

I had posted here before about the Arnhem/Paras/WW2 mini-library I had amassed over the past 10 years. Well I have another collection that has been steadily growing larger and for longer than 10 years as well. 251 more words

Video: A tour of the AZW battlefields of Nyezane, Gingindlovu and Eshowe

This video looks at the battlefields of the Coastal column during the British invasion of Zululand. Nyezane, Eshowe and Gingindlovu are little known battles but fascinating and well worth a visit. 71 more words

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Rorke's Drift: A video tour of the battlefield

If you’ve seen the film “Zulu” then you’ve heard of the battle of Rorke’s drift. It was one of the most celebrated engagements of the colonial era and saw 11 Victoria crosses awarded to the defenders. 84 more words

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The battlefield of Isandlwana: A video tour

In this video Christian Parkinson gives a tour of the battlefield at Isandlwana, site of one of the British army’s worst and most well known defeats. 137 more words

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Isandlwana, The Zulu Victory. Part 4.

Dead skies.
A partial Solar eclipse now hits the camp, a stillness seemed to come over the atmosphere, in the camp chaos reigned. It was said that it was as if God had closed his eyes for grief to look upon the slope of iSandlwana. 3,675 more words

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