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Nomahlanjana's army trapped lines of Zulus, whom he expected to drive against
the open maw of the southern semicircle. Shaka's eyes glowed: the approaching
column was 1500 strong; he had 2000 fresh reserves. He would fling 1500 of ...
The opposing lines were about 200 yards apart when they started slowly towards
each other, singing and dancing, but keeping almost perfectly straight lines. The
warriors presented a magnificent sight in their full war-dress, and with the ...
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