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The Zulu War; A Pictorial History

Barthorp, Michael
ISBN 0 7137 1005 5

First published 1980.

This book was the first I ever purchased on the Zulu War and one that I have refer to again and again. As the name suggests, it has many sketches, maps and early photographs. The text is broken down into easily defined chapters and deals with the events of the war chronologically. It's style is rather like a school text book and can be uninspiring for a light read but, in my opinion, is essential for any serious scholar of the Zulu War due to its concise and accurate information. If you want a single book that provides the facts of the Zulu War without rhetoric and embellishments, then this book is the one.

Dawn Grant - March 2007