British Infantryman vs Zulu Warrior

Anglo-Zulu War 1879


Author: Ian Knight
Illustrator: Peter Dennis

This 80 page paperback book is number 3 in the Combat Series that is available from Osprey Publishing.

The short but savage Anglo-Zulu War of 1879 pitched well-equipped but complacent British soldiers into combat with the Zulu, one of history’s finest fighting forces. The clashes between these two different armies prompted tactical innovation on both sides, as the British and their Zulu opponents sought to find the optimal combination of mobility, protection and firepower.

This engrossing study traces the changing face of infantry combat in the Anglo-Zulu War. Three major engagements are detailed: the Zulu ambush at Nyezane, repulsed by the British using their established tactics; the shocking defeat and massacre of outmaneuvered British forces in savage close-quarter fighting at iSandlwana; and the British victory at Khambula following their adoption of more condensed firing lines and prepared positions.

The contents of this book are;

  • Introduction
  • The opposing sides
  • Nyezane – 22 January 1879
  • Islandlwana – 22 January 1879
  • Khambula – 29 March 1879
  • Analysis and Conclusion
  • Orders of Battle
  • Bibliography
  • Index

This book is available in three different formats which are;

Book $18.95
PDF eBook $12.76
ePub eBook $12.76