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The Zulu War (Men-at-Arms 57) by [McBride, Angus]
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About the Author

Angus McBride is one of the world's most respected historical illustrators, and has contributed to more than 70 Osprey titles in the past three decades. Born in 1931 of Highland parents but orphaned as a child, he was educated at Canterbury Cathedral Choir School. He worked in advertising agencies from 1947, and after national service, emigrated to South Africa. He now lives and works in Cape Town.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 17613 KB
  • Print Length: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing (22 Feb. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BD20U4U
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #747,788 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Bought this to support a wargames project, partly for the art work and partly for the background - anyone who has the 'Zulu!' add on for Black Powder should get this, its the missing background that explains what on earth is going on, what the various Zulu regiments were, where they were and how the tactics they used worked.

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.
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When Europeans moved in to take control of territory controlled by the indigenous people, in almost all cases any effective resistance by the people already on the land was short-lived. There were four general reasons for this:
*) 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.
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The basic historical facts that give good insight to what was going on combined with brilliant colour drawings of how the uniforms and Zulus looked back then.
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Authorititive Book from a well now recognized series with some expertly illustrated plates from one of the leading illustrators in his field..
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Bought as a gift for my boyfriend and he loves it.
Service good. No issues to report at all. great.
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