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Studies in the Zulu War volume IV
Julian whybra

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Ladies and Gentlemen,
Studies in the Zulu War volume IV is now published with copies available from the Royal Welsh Museum in Brecon.
The Museum will take orders by phone or e-mail the museum Stephen Farish: 01874 613310.
They will be at the same price as previously.
The contents deal exclusively with Isandhlwana with the biggest of the essays containing an immense amount of newly-uncovered letters and detail from 24th soldiers.
Here are the contents:

Gunner William Taylor’s Escape from Isandhlwana Julian Whybra

“Pure serendipity led to the discovery of Gunner Taylor’s letter and the realization that it was a genuine account written by a previously-unknown survivor of Isandhlwana. It provides the basis of an ideal, original research subject for the first of the essays in this volume. Taylor’s letter, despite its relative brevity, can be authenticated and solves a number of mysteries surrounding the fate of the Rocket Battery. Yet at the same time it opens new lines of inquiry which, in turn, pose different, contentious and intriguing questions.”

Brothers in Arms Stephen Reinstadtler

“The chance discovery of Lieut.-Col. Edward Durnford’s own copy of his book and its marginal annotation leads ultimately to the conclusion that the military hierarchy at a very senior level had become convinced that Brevet Colonel Anthony Durnford had been wrongly accused of disobeying orders. As a result it had been obliged to consider all the consequences that might entail.”

The Wrecked Camp at Isandhlwana: What the Rearguard Saw Frédéric Bomy and Julian Whybra

“The third essay will prove controversial for many. In general, modern historians have dismissed all mention of mutilations, atrocities, and torture at Isandhlwana as hearsay, rumour, exaggeration, ‘contemporary mythology’, and Chinese whispers. The evidence for and against is sifted in meticulous detail. Against a scientific background of solar calendrical data, the extent of visibility on 22nd-23rd January 1879 is determined to discover what was seen in the camp, by whom, and how the circumstances arose for them to have done so. The conclusions will be surprising. During the research process the authors uncovered and have made available a plethora of additional previously-unseen information.”

In addition Volume V should be ready by the end of January.

Julian Whybra
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Nice to hear from you again Julian.
I have moved this to the Books section.

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