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Dingiswayo ordered the Izi-cwe regiment to parade before him in the front line,
with the other two regiments in the rear. He then addressed the Izi-cwe regiment
and thanked it for the day's work: he called for Shaka, Ndoboka and Mgobozi to ...
At the new moon after the little Umkosi the regiments began to arrive at the Royal
Bulawayo Kraal to hoe the King's ... At some distance from the Royal Kraal each
regiment erected its own temporary shelters, known as amadlangala, and well ...
Shaka's ten regiments had an effective strength of about 8500 spears. When
about half the Ndwandwes had crossed the Umhlatuze river, and the rest were
still strung out on their 2000-yard front, except the regiment of Guards covering
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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