The Atlas of the Later Zulu Wars 1883-1888 by John Laband

The Atlas of the Later Zulu Wars 1883-1888 by John Laband

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John Laband


Pietermaritzburg: University of Natal Press, 2001


The Later Zulu wars of the 1880s were a last-ditch resistance to colonialism combined with bitter civil war, and their consequences proved more devastating for the Zulu people than the famous Anglo-Zulu war of 1879. 

They took place at a time of changing fighting methods and tactics for both the British and the Zulu - the last time the British Army went on campaign wearing scarlet was in Zululand in 1888. This book explains the nature of the diverse Zulu, British and Boer military forces fighting in Zululand, and the ways in which the British and the Boers fostered and exploited divisions among the Zulu people in order to maintain colonial control. The author's research (supported by detailed maps) traces the complex series of wars and battles in Zululand during the 1880s. He places the campaigns in their historical context and assesses their broader significance. 

The Atlas of the Later Zulu Wars is the sequel to "The Illustrated Guide to the Anglo-Zulu War", written by the author and Paul Thompson, which is also published by the University of Natal Press.

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