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Publisher: The History Press (2010)
Hardback: 288 pages, 16 pages b/w illustrations
Our Price: £20.00 +p&p
The way the Zulu war unfolded was a consequence of the actions of Britain's commander in the field, Lord Chelmsford, who thought that the outcome would be a foregone conclusion, but then found himself amidst one of the most shocking disasters in British military history. This book looks at events through Chelmsford's eyes, examining contemporary correspondence to tell the tale. Forced to cope with the catastrophe of Isandlwana, only slightly offset by the heroic defence of Rorke's Drift, he then had to win the war as quickly as possible before the man who had been chosen to replace him arrived in South Africa.