By Ian Knight
On eleven January 1879 the British Empire went to warfare with the self sufficient state of Zululand. The British expected a speedy and decisive victory, putting nice religion in smooth firepower; no plans have been made for suppressing the Zulu over a prolonged interval, or for offering shielding positions from which to occupy Zulu territory. notwithstanding, the losses suffered at Isandlwana and Rorke’s float fast altered the British procedure; through the remainder of the struggle, the British fortified nearly each place they occupied in Zululand, from everlasting column depots to transitority halts. This name explores British shielding options hired in the course of the warfare, and the way those relating to modern engineering conception. one of the websites lined are Eshowe challenge Station, forts Pearson and Tenedos, and Rorke's float.
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British Fortifications in Zululand 1879 by Ian Knight