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A Bloody Night: The Irish At Rorke's Drift. by Dan Harvey

Documents the terrifying struggle of these Irishmen as thousands of poorly armed but well-trained Zulus unexpectedly hurled themselves in a headlong, deadly onslaught against their hastily barricaded trading station and mission hospital. The battle, a defining clash in the 1879 Anglo-Zulu War, was a bare struggle for survival; the deeds and heroics of the Irish soldiers, subdued within the grand narrative, were no less exceptional than that of their English counterparts. Dan Harvey brings examples of their sheer resilience to the fore. (from Irish Academic Press)

Crucible of a Honour: The Battle Of Rorke's Drift. Volume 2. by James Mace

Upon hearing of the disaster at Isandlwana, and with retreat impossible, the tiny British garrison readies to receive the coming onslaught. Leading them is Lieutenant John Chard, a newly-arrived engineer officer with no actual combat experience. Aiding him is B Company's previously undistinguished officer commanding, Lieutenant Gonville Bromhead, along with 24 year old Colour Sergeant Frank Bourne, and a retired soldier-turned civilian volunteer named James Dalton. (from fantastic

The Anglo-Zulu War - Isandlwana: The Revelation of a Disaster. by Ron Lock

In 1878, H.M. High Commisioner for Southern Africa and the Lieut. General Commanding H.M. Forces, clandestinely conspired to invade the Zulu Kingdom. Drastically underestimating their foe, within days of entering the Zulu Kingdom the invaders had been vanquished in one of the greatest disasters ever to befall the British army. The author not only dramatically describes the events leading up to the Battle of Isandlwana, and the battle itself but, with new evidence, disputes many aspects of the campaign long held sacrosanct. (from Waterstones)

For The Love Of Frances - Colonel Anthony Durnford of Isandlwana: A Romantic Perspective. by Peter Cleary

The battle of Isandlwana in 1879 was the worst defeat suffered by a British army in the colonies.

The names of some of the combatants resound even today in the chronicles of the Victorian era.

One of them is Colonel Anthony Durnford, Irish-born Royal Engineer, an enigmatic man both loved and maligned, and seen in some quarters to have contributed to the appalling defeat. Yet others see in him a man ahead of his time, a man of liberal views and steadfast integrity.

The title salutes the three women in his life: his wife, Frances whom he met and married in Ceylon, and who deserted him for another man, his daughter Frances, born on the isle of Malta, and the woman he loved in his later life, Frances. (from peterclearybooks) (Kindle edition)

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Thank you for the heads up.

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