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The Rorke's Drift Men: Heroes of the Zulu War

The Rorke's Drift Men: Heroes of the Zulu War (Hardback)

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Through the night of 22/23 January 1879, a small garrison of British soldiers behind a makeshift barricade of bags and boxes successfully defended the storehouse and field hospital at Rorke's Drift, against an army of Zulu warriors who outnumbered them by about twenty to one. This heroic stand became on of the most famous actions in the history of the British Army, and inspired the epic film 'Zulu!'

But who were these men who made such a stubborn resistance when all seemed lost, and what legacy have they left us? For the first time, details of the lives of all these men have been collected into one reference work, categorised in the counties to which they were associated, in the form of biographical tributes. The Rorke's Drift Men is a valuable addition to any military library.

James W. Bancroft is the author of many books and articles, including Rorke's Drift for Spellmount, and he contributed to The New Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. The Bancroft Archive of historical documentation, which he began in 1974, has grown into one of the largest of its kind in the world.

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