A British Lion In Zululand
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- Last updated: 26/06/2017
When Field Marshal Sir Garnet Wolseley died in 1913, after giving almost 50-years of service to the British army, he left behind a legacy, which historians are still in awe of.
He fought in several major campaigns, including the Indian Mutiny and the Crimean War. He was wounded several times and lost an eye in the Crimean War.
The author has chosen to concentrate on Wolseley’s part in the Zulu War of 1879 and he does it very well. Wolseley’s name became a bye-word for orderliness and if something was well in the Victorian army is was said to be; ‘All Sir Garnet Wolseley’. This works presents a well-balanced point of view and covers the period succinctly and gives an insight into the great man’s personality. The war itself is not forgotten either, with the preparations and workings of the Victorian army.