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The Case for History: 1879 as 2019

The Case for History: 1879 as 2019

Modern wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are worth comparing to the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879. Today the United States’ relative global power is reducing just as the United Kingdom’s was 100 years ago. In both cases there was a nearly identical failure to integrate easily …
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The Durnford Blame Game

The Durnford Blame Game

On 22 January 1879 at Isandlwana about 20,000 Zulus armed with stabbing spears and some old rifles killed 1300 British soldiers armed with the most modern weapons of the time. The military campaign to invade  The Zulu Kingdom went temporarily into reverse and Victorian Britain’s …
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