British Fortifications in Zululand 1879


British Fortifications in Zululand 1879

British Fortifications in Zululand 1879 (Fortress 35)
By Ian Knight, Adam Hook

Publisher: Os Publishing 2005 64 Pages
ISBN: 1841768294
PDF 32 MB

Throughout the Anglo-Zulu wars, the British fortified almost every position they occupied in Zululand, from permanent column depots to temporary halts on the lines of communication. This book explores the extensive fortifications constructed around posts such as Eshowe, Fort Pearson and Fort Chelmsford, as well as the lives of the garrisons who manned these sites. These forts were built to defend against infantry attacks of overwhelming numbers, as opposed to artillery bombardment or mining, and the text, illustrations and photographs describe their distinctive style and construction. Field and temporary fortifications are also covered, making this a packed and informative reference work, and bringing new life to this popular subject.




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