By Ian Knight

On eleven January 1879 the British Empire went to battle with the autonomous nation of Zululand. The British expected a fast and decisive victory, putting nice religion in sleek firepower; no plans have been made for suppressing the Zulu over a chronic interval, or for delivering protective positions from which to occupy Zulu territory. although, the losses suffered at Isandlwana and Rorke’s glide speedy altered the British process; during the remainder of the struggle, the British fortified nearly each place they occupied in Zululand, from everlasting column depots to transitority halts. This name explores British protecting ideas hired through the conflict, and the way those relating to modern engineering concept. one of the websites lined are Eshowe venture Station, forts Pearson and Tenedos, and Rorke's flow.

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