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A gripping account of a tragic and brutal conflict,
By A Customer
This review is from: Zulu (Hardcover)
A superbly-written new history that I found enthralling and shocking. While the events of Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift might be familiar to many, they have never before been brought to life in quite such a compelling way. David gets under the skin of not just the terrified redcoats, but also the proud but doomed Zulu warriors. It is with the Zulu nation that David sympathises most - as they try to sue for peace, the British remained intent on their utter destruction. A heartbreaking story.