Battle of Isandlwana

22 January 1879 Tuisblad >
  Hierdie veldslag het afgespeel tussen die Briste imperiale magte in geveg teen die Zulu koningkryk voor die aanvang van die Anglo Boere Oorlog en is nie deel van die Anglo Boere oorlog nie.  
Battle of Isandhlwana
National Army Museum: Ppainting by Charles Edwin Fripp (1854-1906) Natal, South Africa, 1885


Lord Chelmsford
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Photograph of a photographic image from a Victorian glass magic lantern slide, South Africa c1875, labelled "Cetewayo"


Isandlwana the hill in Kwazulu Natal, South Africa where the Battle of Isandlwana was fought. The rockpile in foreground is one of many marking the location of British mass graves at the site


Depiction of the battle from the Illustrated London News
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Die Veldslag op Isandlwana

The Battle of Isandlwana on 22 January 1879 was the first major encounter in the Anglo-Zulu War between the British Empire and the Zulu Kingdom. Eleven days after the British commenced their invasion of Zululand in South Africa, a Zulu force of some 20,000 warriors attacked a portion of the British main column consisting of about 1,800 British, colonial and native troops and perhaps 400 civilians.[11] The Zulus were equipped mainly with the traditional assegai iron spears, iklwa and cow-hide shields,[12] but also had a number of muskets and old rifles[13] though they were not formally trained in their use.[14] The British and colonial troops were armed with the state-of-the-art[15] Martini-Henry breech-loading rifle and two 7 pounder artillery pieces as well as a rocket battery. Despite a vast disadvantage in weapons technology,[16] the numerically superior Zulus ultimately overwhelmed the poorly led and badly deployed[17] British, killing over 1,300 troops, including all those out on the forward firing line. The Zulu army suffered around a thousand killed.[18]

The battle was a crushing victory for the Zulus and caused the defeat of the first British invasion of Zululand.[19] The British Army had suffered its worst defeat against a technologically inferior indigenous force.[20] However, Isandlwana resulted in the British taking a much more aggressive approach in the Anglo-Zulu War, leading to a heavily reinforced second invasion[21] and the destruction of King Cetshwayo's hopes of a negotiated peace.[22]

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