The Sun Turned Black (Inscribed by Author)

R 250.00  

Subtitle: Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift 1879
Author: Ian Knight
Publisher: Waterman (1995)
ISBN-10: 1874959021
ISBN-13: 9781874959021
Condition: Very Good. Light rubbing to covers, and light crease to front cover. Previous owner's signature to half title page deleted with white correction fluid. Light crease to half title page. Text is clean. A well bound copy.
Binding: Softcover
Pages: 236
Dimensions: 22.9 x 14.8 x 1.0 cm

Weight: 0.4 kg
We currently have 1 in stock.

Inscribed by the author to the book publicist Pamela Wood
This book is definitive and enthralling account of how and why, in January 1879, a force of nearly 1700 British troops - experienced in African warfare, armed with modern rifles, well supplied, supported by artillery, and encamped at their leisure on ground of their own choosing - came to be annihilated by a tribal people armed very largely with spears.

It also tells the extraordinary story of the successful defence, on the night of the massacre, of a tiny outpost held by just over 100 men, against the repeated assaults of some 4000 warriors.

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