Osprey - Fortress 035 - British Fortifications in Zululand 1879

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B ritish F o rtificatio n s

in Z u lu lan d 18 79

IAN KNIGHT is widely regarded as a leading international expert on the Anglo-Zulu War. He has written, co-written or edited over 30 books. He studied Afro-Caribbean Studies at Kent University, and is an Honorary Research Associate of the Natal Museum and Vice President of the Anglo Zulu War Historical Society. In 2000, he waS the historian advising the Glasgow University team who made the first archaeological survey of the Isandlwana battlefield. He lives in Sussex, UK.

ADAM HOOK studied graphic design and began his work as an illustrator in 1983. He specializes in detailed historical reconstructions and has Illustrated Osprey titles on the Aztecs, the Greeks, the American Civil War and the American Revolution. His work features in exhibitions and publications throughout the world. He lives in Sussex, UK.

Fa rtress · 35

OSPREY PUBLISHING

British Fortifications in Zululand 1879

Ian Knight • Illustrated by Adam Hook Series editors Marcus Cowper and Nikolai Bogdanovic

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First published in 2005 by o.sprey Publishing

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Image credits Cartography: Map Studio. Romsey. H.nts Page layouts by Ken Vall Graphic Design, Cambridge, UK Index by D3vldWorthingtol'l Originated by The Electronic Page Company, Cwmbl"'3n, UK

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Em pirew entto warw ith the independentkingdom of Zululand.TheBritish anticipated aswiftand decisivevictory, placing greatfaith in m odern firepower;no planswere made forproviding defensivepositions from w hich to occupy Zulu territory.H ow ever,thelosses suffered atlsandlw anaand Rorke'sDriftquickly altered the British approach;throughout therestofthew ar,the British

fortified alm ostevery position they occupied in Zululand,from perm anentcolum n depots ttatem porary halts.'I' hisbook exploresBritish defensive techniqtles,contem porary cngineeringtheory,and key sites

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