By Katie Stossel
Remarkably after such lengthy ancient scrutiny, the author's examine proves that there's but extra to find approximately this well-known incident of the Zulu warfare 1879 and her fantastically researched ebook finds a couple of myths that experience distorted what occurred throughout the gallant defence of the small challenge Station. for instance, it transpires that the remoted outpost was once already ready for an assault by means of specialists in box defence. whereas this by no means denigrates the heroic efforts of the seriously out-numbered defenders, it does support to give an explanation for the profitable defence opposed to possible overwhelming odds
This interesting and hugely readable account is going directly to learn intimately the well-known Chard document which has lengthy been depended on via historians and authors. Doubts grow to be to its accuracy and proof is equipped which implies the Report's writer used to be coerced through a senior officer in an effort to defend the latter's recognition. Likewise the letters of August Hammar, a tender Swedish customer to the venture, positioned Reverend Otto Witt's fake account into perspective.
These and different revelations make A Handful of Heroes a clean and demanding addition to the bibliography of this mythical Zulu battle engagement.
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