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Zulu war [1879]

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Battle of Isandlwana (British Little Bighorn)

The war with the enemy, which is generally considered to be less advanced by civilization, is still a very unpleasant affair for any army. Just because the greatest victorious battle in such a case does not bring any glory, as it is somehow taken for granted, while every lost skirmish is immediately marked as proof of the extraordinary incompetence and dilettantism of army commanders ...

Defense of Rorke's Drift (22nd to 23rd January1879)

In 1878, Swedish Protestant pastor Otto Witt bought his trading post from the widow of Irish merchant Jim Rorke on the border of Britain's Natal African Protectorate and the independent kingdom of KwaZulu to turn it into a center for the spread of the Christian faith among the Zulu. After the outbreak of the British-Zulu War in January 1879, the station was taken over by the British army, which used it as a supply base for an invasion of their territory ...

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