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By Katie Stossel

ISBN-10: 1473828228

ISBN-13: 9781473828223

Thanks to newly came upon letters and records, A Handful of Heroes updates the heritage of the Defence of Rorke's glide, as a way to perpetually be probably the most celebrated British feats of fingers.

Remarkably after such lengthy ancient scrutiny, the author's study proves that there's but extra to find approximately this recognized incident of the Zulu conflict 1879 and her fantastically researched ebook finds a few myths that experience distorted what occurred in the course of the gallant defence of the small challenge Station. for instance, it transpires that the remoted outpost used to be already organized for an assault via specialists in box defence. whereas this certainly not denigrates the heroic efforts of the seriously out-numbered defenders, it does aid to provide an explanation for the winning defence opposed to doubtless overwhelming odds

This attention-grabbing and hugely readable account is going directly to research intimately the well-known Chard file which has lengthy been depended on through historians and authors. Doubts grow to be to its accuracy and facts is supplied which implies the Report's writer used to be coerced by way of a senior officer which will guard the latter's recognition. Likewise the letters of August Hammar, a tender Swedish customer to the undertaking, positioned Reverend Otto Witt's fake account into perspective.

These and different revelations make A Handful of Heroes a clean and critical addition to the bibliography of this mythical Zulu warfare engagement.

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