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Nomahlanjana again broke off the battle by withdrawing his fighting lines to the
foot of the hill, and after another council of war he moved the fresh rear half of his
army through the mauled ranks of the front half. These were now harangued for a
When the latter then essayed to attack on the whole front, Shaka refused action
and retired, but only sufficiently to keep a distance of two spears' throw between
his army and the enemy. This tantalising interval he kept up, and demonstrated ...
What Soshangane failed to observe was that his front was not being shortened to
make up for the lines he was withdrawing, and so preserving the density of his
formation. This blunder can only be explained by the fact that his position, low ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - nwdavies - LibraryThing
A fascinating book about a fascinating man and culture. I was left with the feeling that, had Shaka been living in, say, Europe and been white he would have been heaped with long lasting praise as an ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - DinadansFriend - LibraryThing
Originally written in 1955, I find this an excellent biography. Shaka began from a very low status position among his people and re-organized them into a very respectable, bronze or early Iron age ... Read full review