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Anglo-Zulu War: Battle of Isandlwana 1879

In December 1878, following the death of several British citizens at the hands of the Zulus, authorities in the South African province of Natal issued an ultimatum to the Zulu king Cetshwayo demanding that the perpetrators be turned over for trial. This request was refused and the British began preparations to cross the Tugela River and invade Zululand. Led by Lord Chelmsford, British forces advanced in three columns with [...]

By | 2017-10-30T14:01:06+00:00 January 21st, 2017|Categories: Historical Events, War of the Colonies|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

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