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|29th September 2003||Zulu Wounded|
By Peter Weedon
I have just finished reading "The Red Soldier", Frank Emery's excellent account of the war as described in the private letters of those who fought in the campaign.
After each battle or skirmish, the retreating Zulus would be pursued with the wounded being dispatched where they lay. Many hundreds, if not thousands, were killed in this way.
Was this approach a reaction to Isandlwana? Or was it echoed in the other campaigns fought by the British during this period? If it was common practice, when did it cease?
|30th September 2003||Steven Sass|
Check out the recent issue (No. 183) of 'Military Illustrated' (published by Publishing News Ltd., in the UK), for an excellent analysis of this subject by Ian Knight.
|2nd October 2003||Peter Weedon|
Thanks very much. I will order this today.