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  • Battle Story: Isandlwana 1879by Edmund Yorke

    The History Press 2011; US$ 5.99

    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 Drift 1879by Edmund Yorke

    The History Press 2012; US$ 5.99

    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 1841-42by Edmund Yorke

    The History Press 2012; US$ 5.99

    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...

  • Zulu! The Battle for Rorke's Driftby Edmund Yorke

    The History Press 2005; US$ 7.99

    Fought on the night of 22/23 January 1879 and immortalised in the film epic Zulu, Rorke's Drift represented one of the most glorious, if subsequently controversial episodes in British military history. For twelve desperate hours, outnumbered by over 25-1, barely 140 British soldiers, based at the remote mission station of Rorke's Drift, South Africa,... more...

  • Battle Story: Maiwand 1880by Edmund Yorke

    The History Press 2013; US$ 5.99

    The Battle of Maiwand was a key clash in the Second Anglo-Afghan War and one of the most serious defeats of the British Army during the ?Great Game?. British and Indian troops, in an attempt to intercept Afghan forces at the Maiwand Pass, disastrously underestimated the strength of the enemy and were heavily defeated. If you want to understand what... more...

  • Battle Story: Mafeking 1899-1900by Edmund Yorke

    The History Press 2014; US$ 5.99

    The Siege of Mafeking remains one of the most renowned actions of the Second Boer War, with the British Army defeating a Boer force of up to 8,000 men with barely 1,500 troops. In a siege that lasted 217 days, Robert Baden-Powell and his troops withheld attack from the Boers against all the odds and Mafeking was finally relieved on 17 May 1900. It... more...

  • Britain, Northern Rhodesia and the First World Warby Edmund James Yorke

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 90.00

    An insightful account of the devastating impact of the Great War, upon the already fragile British colonial African state of Northern Rhodesia. Deploying extensive archival and rare evidence from surviving African veterans, it investigates African resistance at this time. more...

  • Britain, Northern Rhodesia and the First World Warby Edmund James Yorke

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 90.00

    An insightful account of the devastating impact of the Great War, upon the already fragile British colonial African state of Northern Rhodesia. Deploying extensive archival and rare evidence from surviving African veterans, it investigates African resistance at this time. more...

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