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The Arts of Leadership$
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Keith Grint

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780199244898

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199244898.001.0001

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Scarlet and Black: Military Leadership at Isandhlwana and Rorke's Drift

Scarlet and Black: Military Leadership at Isandhlwana and Rorke's Drift

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(p.156) 5 Scarlet and Black: Military Leadership at Isandhlwana and Rorke's Drift
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The Arts of Leadership
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KEITH KEITH

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199244898.003.0005

This chapter discusses the military leadership at the close of the nineteenth century in southern Africa. Here, the parallel cases are the British army's defeat at Isandhlwana at the hands of the Zulu army, and the repulse of the latter by the former, within twenty-four hours, at Rorke's Drift. Since the armies were identical and the tactics for both sides had been firmly established by their respective senior leaders, this chapter examines why the first battle went so badly for the British but the second so badly for the Zulus. It provides an outline of the background to the Anglo–Zulu conflict.

Keywords:   southern Africa, British army, Isandhlwana, Zulu army, Rorke's Drift, Anglo–Zulu conflict

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