Zulu War of 1879

Zulu War of 1879

 

a predatory war of the English colonialists against the Zulus. On Jan. 11, 1879, English troops invaded Zululand. At Isandhlwana on January 22 the English were routed by the Zulus, led by their supreme ruler Cetewayo. Only in June was the English army of 20,000 men able to move into the heart of Zululand. On July 4, 1879, the Zulus were beaten at Ulundi. In 1887, England completed the seizure of Zululand, officially declaring it a possession of England.

REFERENCE

Golant, V. “Angliiskii imperializm v luzhnoi Afrike (Zulusskaia voina 1879–1880 gg).” Istoricheskii zhurnal, 1940, no. 6.
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