Crossing the Buffalo

Crossing the Buffalo

The Zulu War of 1879

Book - 2005
Rate this:
This title provides a complete history of Zululand, and its destruction at the hands of the British in 1879.

Blackwell North Amer
The Anglo-Zulu War was one of the most dramatic chapters in British colonial history. It began with a simple border dispute between the Boers and the Zulus. The British, who were supposed to be acting as impartial referees, were in fact looking for an excuse to invade. In January 1879, after engineering a series of grievances against their Zulu neighbours, the British Army finally crossed over the Buffalo River into Zululand. It was an open act of war.
What happened next would rock the very foundations of the Empire. Within just a few days a force of 25,000 Zulu warriors had overwhelmed the main invading force at Isandlwana, slaughtering and ritually disembowelling more than 1,200 British troops.
In this book, Adrian Greaves describes the entire history of the war, from its background in the disputes between the Boers and Zulus decades earlier to the sombre aftermath and the break-up of Zululand. Comprehensive, broad in scope, and filled with original and up-to-date research, this is a book that is set to replace all standard works on the subject.

Publisher: London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2005
ISBN: 9780297847007
Branch Call Number: 968.4045 GRE
Characteristics: 383 p., [16] p. of plates :,ill., maps, ports. ;,25 cm.


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at FVRL

To Top