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wounded out of a total force of about 2500 engaged. Though high for the form of
warfare then waged—a form which was rising in intensity—it was still low in
comparison with the warfare which would develop later on. For one thing the ...
Shaka then ordered his two front lines to rejoin the others but to form up behind
them, so that the third line now became the front one. First, however, all
Ndwandwe spears were collected, and then the badly wounded Zulus were
helped up the ...
One-third had gone in search of water, and more than half of these were
wounded in varying degrees, but still fit for fighting. That the percentage of these
was not higher was due to the wounded going into action again and then being
killed or ...
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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