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Moodie (D.C.F.)


with an introduction by John Laband

Published: Cape Town, N & S Press

Stock Number: #4211/11

Price: R250


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264 pages, 8vo (215 x 135 mm), frontispiece portrait, map, sketch map, illustrations, paperback

'Duncan Moodie's History of the Battles and Adventures of the British, Boers and the Zulus, first published in 1879, has long been an elusive prize for collectors. Those sections covering the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879 are reprinted in this volume. A unique collection of exciting, personal eye-witness accounts by those who took part in war, woven together by Moodie's own vigorous narrative, they emphasize striking episodes, heroic deeds and tragic events. All the battles of the Zululand campaign are covered - Isandlwana, Rorke's Drift, Nyezane, Ntombe, Gingindlovu, Hlobane, Khambula and Ulundi - as well as dramatic incidents like the death of the Prince Imperial of France. British justifications for the war are fully set out.' Editor's note.