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  • Zulu!by Edmund Yorke

    The History Press 2013; US$ 18.94

    A history of the Battle of Rorke's Drift 1879 more...

  • Battle Story Mafeking 1900by Edmund Yorke

    The History Press 2014;

    The Siege of Mafeking remains one of the most famous actions of the Second Boer War, with the British Army defeating a Boer force of over 8,000 men with only 1,500 troops. The town of Mafeking was designated a central location due to its rail connections and Robert Baden-Powell decided to trial his theory of defence rather than attack here. He hold... more...

  • Battle Story: Isandlwana 1879by Edmund Yorke

    The History Press 2011; US$ 4.36

    On 22 January 1879 a 20,000-strong Zulu army attacked 1,700 British and colonial forces. The engagement saw primitive weapons of spears and shields clashing with the latest military technology. However, despite being poorly equipped, the numerically superior Zulu force crushed the British troops, killing 1,300 men, whilst only losing 1,000 of their... more...

  • Battle Story: Rorke's Driftby Edmund Yorke

    The History Press 2012; US$ 4.36

    The small garrison based at Rorke's Drift in South Africa is forever immortalised in British history as one of the Army's most glorious moments. The garrison was defended by 139 British soldiers with c.300 African colonial troops under their command when, on 22 January 1879, they were attacked by a Zulu force of nearly 4,000 warriors. Out numbered... more...

  • Battle Story: Kabul 1842by Edmund Yorke

    The History Press 2012; US$ 4.36

    Kabul is a name that has had much resonance in current affairs over the last few years, however its place in military history can be charted much further back to the first British incursions into Afghanistan during the 19th century. The First Anglo-Afghan War saw British India attempting to obtain power over Central Asia by gaining control of Afghanistan.... more...

  • Battle Story: Maiwand 1880by Edmund Yorke

    The History Press 2013; US$ 4.36

    The Battle of Maiwand was one of the most serious defeats of the British Army during the Great Game and one of the only times during the nineteenth century that an Asian force defeated a Western power. The battle commenced on 27 July 1880, as Afghan forces moved towards the Maiwand Pass in Afghanistan in an attempt to cut British communications between... more...

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