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British Infantryman vs Zulu Warrior (Combat Book 3) by [Knight, Ian]
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"This is the third book in the new Combat series from Osprey which looks at soldiers who faced each other in battle. The book compares the fighting styles and tactics of the British and Zulus in three very different battles - Nyezane (22 January 1879), iSandlwana (22 January 1879), and Khambula (29 March 1879). Accounts from combatants on both sides are included. Besides the period black and white photos and artwork, there are color maps, color photos of the battlefields as they appear today, and weapons carried by British troops and Zulus. Illustrator Peter Dennis has done some excellent panoramic paintings of the battles as well as full-page illustrations of both a British infantryman and a typical Zulu warrior." --International Plastic Modelers' Society / USA

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The savage infantry combat of the Anglo-Zulu War in 1879 saw British forces being forced to adapt their tactics in the face of the extraordinary bravery, discipline and initiative shown by their Zulu adversaries. A noted authority on this epic confrontation examines three pivotal clashes from the infantryman's perspective on both sides to shed new light on the nature of colonial warfare 'at the sharp end'.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 20184 KB
  • Print Length: 80 pages
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing (20 Oct. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00FZV7LCY
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 10 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #136,775 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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With "British Infantryman versus Zulu Warrior", the third volume in the new "Combat"-series, it is clear that Osprey Publishing has a new "hit" series on their hands. A couple of years ago Osprey started the "Duel"-series. But that series focuses on the "hardware" side of warfare, with weapon-systems like ships, planes, tanks etc. facing off against each other. Now it's time for the "poor bloody infantry" to take center stage, as the "Combat"-series pits history's warriors against one another.

"British Infantryman versus Zulu Warrior" is written by Ian Knight. Ian Knight is a leading international expert on the Anglo-Zulu War and has written many books on the subject.
His "Combat"-title provides, in 80 pages, a concise presentation of the development and training of the British soldier of the Victorian era and their fearsome foe, the assegai-wielding Zulu warrior, before switching to a narrative of the Zulu War itself.
Ian Knight's account of the brief but savage Zulu war is accompanied with clear, detailed maps, color plates of the two different types of combatants involved in the fighting and split-screen artwork showing key moments from both sides' perspective. Many photographs enliven the expert analysis while Knight tells us how the Zulu War pitched well-equipped but complacent British soldiers into combat with the Zulu, one of history's finest fighting forces. Three major engagements are detailed, using first-hand accounts of these battles: the Zulu ambush at Nyezane; the shocking defeat and massacre of outmaneuvered British forces in savage close-quarter fighting at iSandlwana; and the British victory at Khambula.
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1st class, good read
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A gift for a friend, and the first time I've encountered the 'Combat' range of Osprey books. Lavishly illustrated throughout and informative and well illustrated.
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a good read for anyone interested in the british soldier in the zulu conflict
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