Submitted by Ian Knight on Fri, 05/29/2015 - 11:36
Early on the morning of 22 January 1879 - the day of iSandlwana - Col. Pearson’s Right Flank Column blundered into a Zulu force lying concealed in the hills above the Nyezane river. The resulting battle was the first major engagement between a British column and Zulu royal amabutho, and it offered a number of interesting pointers to the future.
Submitted by Ian Knight on Sun, 05/24/2015 - 12:00
Having recently got into some interesting discussion about the features of the crossing at Fugitives' Drift, I'm prompted to post here an article I wrote a few years ago now for the Journal of the Anglo-Zulu War Historical Society (if you are interested in the AZW and not a member of the Society, you really should be; you can find them here http://www.anglozuluwar.com/
Submitted by Ian Knight on Fri, 05/22/2015 - 12:15
For those of us not born in Africa, or who have yet to spend much time there, it’s probably true to say that in the landscape of our imagination Zululand is initially coloured brown.