A Student of History

August 29, 2006

Zulu War site located

Filed under: Historic Places,Wars — John Maass @ 4:38 pm

In a BBC article, it is reported that archaeologists have revealed details of soldiers’ battle for survival during a bloody siege in the Anglo-Zulu War, as a team of experts from Glasgow have now uncovered a forgotten British fort.

Fort at Eshowe

The fort was built by the British army following the invasion of Zululand in January 1879 and was besieged by a huge Zulu force for more than two months.  The full article is here.

The BBC has more on this era here, and the webpage of the Anglo Zulu Historical Society’s page is of interest as well. The Society includes the publication of articles, letters and reviews likely to be of interest students of the Anglo Zulu war of 1879. Publication takes the form of two quality Anglo Zulu Historical Society journals published on-line, in June and December of each year containing articles of a high academic standard. The contributions are detailed, incisive and explanatory. Any thought provoking or controversial issues are tactfully examined.

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