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by Edmund Yorke


Rorke's Drift restored the British public's faith in the Army after the disaster of Isandlwana and the battle was famously portrayed in the film Zulu

Rorke's Drift restored the British public's faith in the Army after the disaster of Isandlwana and the battle was famously portrayed in the film Zulu. Battle Story: Rorke's Drift explores the men and action at this most legendary of battles. One fee. Stacks of books.

The Battle for Rorke’s Drift and Battle Story: Isandlwana (both, The History Press) and is writing the .

The Battle for Rorke’s Drift and Battle Story: Isandlwana (both, The History Press) and is writing the forthcoming Battle Story: Maiwand and Battle Story: Kabul. My verdict, excellent book, there is in the book constant references of Zulus cutting open bodies of the soldiers, this is seen as mutilation, it is actually part of the Zuluu religion to cut open any dead body to allow the soul to escape, it is in fact an honour.

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On 22 January 1879 a 20,000-strong Zulu army decimated the British camp at Isandlwana. On the back of this victory 3,000–4,000 Zulu warriors swept towards the garrison of Rorke’s Drift, expecting to devastate the . 00-strong British and colonial force there.

Published: 01-03-2012. On 22 January 1879 a 20,000-strong Zulu army decimated the British camp at Isandlwana. However, this small, but stalwart group of brave British soldiers withstood this overwhelming force over the next forty-eight hours and ultimately repelled them in a British victory that has been immortalised in books and film. Eleven Victoria Crosses were awarded for this extraordinary feat

Edmund Yorke is the author of Battle Story: Isandlwana 1879,Rorke's Drift 1879, and Zulu!: The Battle for Rorke's Drift, and he was the historical consultant for the History Channel/Discovery Channel television documentary on Rorke's Drift. Country of Publication.

Edmund Yorke is the author of Battle Story: Isandlwana 1879,Rorke's Drift 1879, and Zulu!: The Battle for Rorke's Drift, and he was the historical consultant for the History Channel/Discovery Channel television documentary on Rorke's Drift. History & Military.

Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Fought on the night of 22/23 January 1879 and immortalised in the film epic Zulu, Rorke's Drift represented one of the most glorious, if subsequently controversial episodes in British military history. For twelve desperate hours, outnumbered by over 25-1, barely 140 British soldiers, based at the remote mission station of Rorke's Drift, South Africa, were locked in a ferocious life or death struggle with over 4000 seasoned warriors of the hitherto victorious Zulu Army - the most powerful indigenous African army.

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Explores the men and action at this most legendary of battles in the Anglo-Zulu War

The small garrison based at Rorke's Drift in South Africa is forever immortalized as one of the British Army's most glorious moments. The garrison was defended by 139 British soldiers with 300 African colonial troops under their command when, on January 22, 1879, they were attacked by a Zulu force of nearly 4,000 warriors. Outnumbered by nearly 20 to one, the British soldiers constructed a makeshift defense and fought throughout the night. Their tenacity and bravery ensured that the British retained the garrison and won the battle. Their acts in the face of this overwhelming onslaught saw 11 Victoria Crosses being awarded to the British garrison, the highest number ever awarded for a single engagement. Rorke's Drift restored the British public's faith in the Army after the disaster of Isandlwana, and the battle was famously portrayed in the film Zulu.

Vuzahn
This book provides a useful view of the people and events that took place at the battle for Rorke's Drift. I vaguely recall seeing the movie a bunch of years ago, and another book about the siege of the Red Fort during India's rebellion got me re-interested in similar battles and events. As in the previously mentioned conflict, the vast majority of what's told reflects on the personalities, decisions, planning and events of one side (both British in these two books), and the descriptive language leaves you thinking that the opposition was too undeveloped and primitive, or too accustomed to being led intellectually to lay out a good plan and execute it. While this might have actually been the true case, an adequate study and the reporting of it seems lacking. But, it was an interesting and pretty well- written piece, and a good place to start if it's something you're interested in.
Ballazan
Having only seen the movie, I wanted to learn a little more about the story and this book provided it. This is a very limited overview of the events at Rorke's Drift, I believe the portion on the battle takes up less than fifty percent of the book. The rest is focused on the events leading up to the battle, such as history of the area and background on the key players. This is a very good book if you want to learn a little bit more about the battle and see where the movie took a little artistic license with the events.
Silver Globol
I have few faults with this book but those I have are large ones. Specifically, the author has repurposed many of the quotes, pictures, and ideas from his previous work. I believe these books should have been
dovetailed together. Instead, the reader finds approximately 25 or 30 percent of the exact same paragraphs. This is not acceptable when you pay for 2 texts.
Doomwarden
I have watched the movie "Zulu" several times and have been amazed at the bravery shown by both sides. One of the last scenes in the movie was the Zulu warriors saluting the British soldiers. Based upon the book, this did not occur. "Rorke's Drift" provided a great deal of insight about many of the British personalities and several of those personnel descriptions were very different than the ones presented in the movie (but then it was a movie!!) In summary, I will more than likely re-read the book several times.
Bralore
If you are not familiar with the battle or never saw the movie Zulu, the book provides a very general over view of the events. For a full detailed account of the battle, and the events before and after, may need to look elsewhere.
Shadowredeemer
This is the second book that I have read in the Battle Story series and I thoroughly enjoyed it. These books are perfect with a succinct insight into the subject matter if you do not want to be too overwhelmed with technical detail.
Bukelv
Really well written in a way that allows the reader to create a great "mental image" of what is going on. Also liked the personal insights into the officers and men who did the fighting. Only flaw is not enough detail regarding the weapons employed by each side.
The movie was better. I don't know how but the author was able to make this narrative boring.
Battle Story: Rorke's Drift 1879 ebook
Author:
Edmund Yorke
Category:
Africa
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The History Press (September 1, 2012)
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160 pages
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4.2
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