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Rorke's Drift, 1879 By Ian Knight

Rorke's Drift, 1879
by Ian Knight

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A study of the struggle which took place in 1879 at the small mission station of Rorke's Drift, when more than 3,000 Zulu warriors were pitted against 400 British troops. Features 3-D maps and maps of the various stages of the campaign. From the CAMPAIGN series.
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Rorke's Drift, 1879 Summary

Rorke's Drift, 1879: Pinned Like Rats in a Hole by Ian Knight

Rorke's Drift sums up some of the best traditions of the British self-image: steadfastness against the odds, victory in adversity and the thin red line. The British stand deserves to go down in history as one of the most heroic actions of all time. The story of a mere 150 British and Imperial soldiers defending an isolated outpost against over 3,000 Zulu warriors summed up the experience of the colonial adventure for the Victorians and remains part of our heritage even today. Ian Knight recounts the course of this famous conflict in which no less than 11 Victoria crosses were won.

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About Ian Knight

Ian Knight was born in 1956. He was a freelance writer on military history for ten years before studying Afro-Caribbean History at the University of Kent. He has written widely on Zulu history and travelled extensively in Zululand. Ian was the editor of the Victorian Military Society journal for many years, and has written several books for Osprey.

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Rorke's Drift, 1879: Pinned Like Rats in a Hole by Ian Knight
Ian Knight
Osprey Military Campaign S.
Used - Very Good
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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