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Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift

The 24th Regiment
Isandlwana and
Rorke's Drift

Ian R Gumm

"There have been a number of battlefield guides produced over the last decade along with countless volumes describing the actions on that fateful day in January 1879. However, there have been a distinct lack of publications that combine both in a short, but comprehensive and succinct manner. Ian has done just that with this guide. It is very readable and has taken note of all of the latest publications. I would highly recommend this guide to anyone contemplating visiting the battlefields."
Bill Cainan, former Curator, The Regimental Museum of The Royal Welsh, Brecon

This book is the story of the Battle of Isandlwana and the defence of Rorke's Drift, both of which took place on 22nd January 1879. The British force at Isandlwana was virtually wiped out by Cetshwayo's Zulus, whilst a small part of that British force would fight for survival against overwhelming odds at Rorke's Drift. It is more than just the story, however, as contained within the book is a self-guided tour of the Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift battlefields. There are geo-coordinates to help you navigate around the suggested stands and a narrative to be read at each stand to bring the battlefield to life.

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