Rorke’s Drift 1879


An in-depth account of the battle immortalised in the film Zulu.

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Rorke’s Drift 1879

Rorke’s Drift 1879 was a remarkable event in which 150 British soldiers defended themselves against around 4000 Zulu warriors at a mission station at Rorke’s Drift.

This is an in-depth account of the battle of Rorke’s Drift which was immortalised in the film Zulu.  Eleven Victoria Crosses were awarded to the British troops.

Written by Edmund Yorke, Rorke’s Drift 1879 pulls together expert accounts of the battle, photographs and sketches from private collections.

This fascinating book gives the historical background to the famous battle. It tells of the armies, the British forces, the Zulu army, the lead up to the battle, what actually happened, the aftermath and the legacy.

Rorke’s Drift 1879 is a nicely produced, detailed illustrated book. Published in 2012 by the History Press, England. Hardback in almost new condition.

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