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The Zulu War (Men-at-Arms 57) Kindle Edition
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The art work is enough for gaming models, has a dated feel but still looks very nice, less of a description of the uniforms than some of these books have but the pictures do them justice.
*) Diseases brought by the Europeans, the conquest of North and South America by the Europeans was probably due more to European diseases such as smallpox than to military action.
*) The indigenous people were segregated into tribes that had a history of warfare against each other. One way for the tribes beaten by the Zulu to get revenge was to ally with the Europeans against the Zulu.
*) The superior weaponry of the Europeans, specifically cannon and the Gatling gun.
*) Better military tactics employed by the Europeans.
This book is a brief chronicle and military history of the battles between the locally powerful Zulu tribes in Southern Africa and the European interlopers bent on conquest and control.
The stage for the conquest of the Zulu was set in the early years of the nineteenth century when the Zulu king Shaka conquered the territory of the neighboring tribes such as the Buthelezi and in many cases simply massacred the members of the conquered tribes. The book opens with a brief description of the wars of Zulu expansion until they ultimately collided with the British and the Boers moving up from the cape.When the Zulu reduced the power of their neighboring tribes, those tribes were incapable of offering any resistance to the British and some members voluntarily joined the British forces.
As is standard in a military history, McBride describes the organizational structure of the Zulu army, how the ranks were filled as well as their weapons and basic tactics.Read more ›
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