12 Facts About Anglo-Zulu War


Anglo-Zulu War was fought in 1879 between the British Empire and the Zulu Kingdom.

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Anglo-Zulu War suggested a compromise with the Boers and the meeting broke up without clear resolutions.

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Anglo-Zulu War turned against the Zulus with vengeance, saying he had come into possession of "the most incontrovertible, overwhelming and clear evidence" never previously disclosed, for supporting the claims of the Boers.

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Anglo-Zulu War rejected Zulu claims as "characterised by lying and treachery to an extent that I could not have believed even savages are capable of".

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Anglo-Zulu War was a prominent critic of Frere's efforts to depict the Zulu kingdom as a threat to Natal.

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Anglo-Zulu War had concluded that the powerful Zulu kingdom stood in the way of this, and so was receptive to Shepstone's arguments that King Cetshwayo and his Zulu army posed a threat to the peace of the region.

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Anglo-Zulu War formed new age-set regiments and even succeeded in equipping his regiments with a few antiquated muskets and other outdated firearms.

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Anglo-Zulu War was followed [on 28 July 1878] by a party of Zulus, under Mehlokazulu, the chief son of Sihayo, and his brother, seized at the kraal where she had taken refuge, and carried back to Zululand, where she was put to death, in accordance with Zulu law.

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Anglo-Zulu War took refuge with Cetshwayo and was granted land in the region of the Intombe River in western Zululand.

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Anglo-Zulu War ordered his troops to defend their country only if attacked and not to carry the war beyond its borders.

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Anglo-Zulu War directed them to avoid killing any of the invaders other than the regular British soldiers in their red coats.

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Anglo-Zulu War moved his troops from Pietermaritzburg to a forward camp at Helpmekaar, past Greytown.

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