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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

19th Century

iSandlwana: The Zulu Victory part 3.

The Battle of iSandlwana began by accident on the 22nd of January 1879. The large Zulu Impi, resting from their arduous march from the royal capitol at oNdini in the Ngwebeni valley just east of the iSandlwana Mountain, were intending to keep a low profile until the next day but fate intervened. 4,104 more words

19th Century

The Pink Globe

The spectacular Zulu Memorial at Blood River showing the shields of the different chiefs.

One always likes to think of one’s country as a peaceable entity, and one’s fellows as a smart friendly race that brought civilisation to a waiting world. 346 more words

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