anglo-Zulu war
anglo-Zulu war

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anglo-Zulu war

The war between the British Empire and the Zulu Kingdom




Anglo-Zulu War

Nov 19, 1878

Landed men to take part in the Anglo-Zulu War

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Location: Natal



Battle of Inyezane

Jan 22, 1879

Battle between British and Zulus at the Inyezane river

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Location: Zululand



Siege of Eshowe

Jan 22, 1879

The naval brigade was besieged by the Zulus at Eshowe

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Location: Zululand



Battle of Hlobane

Mar 28, 1879

The British fight their way off the mountain and all the way to Kambula, being persuaded by Zulus all the time

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Location: Zululand



Battle of Kambula

Mar 29, 1879

The Zulus attack but are fought off by artillery

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Location: Zululand



The Relief of Eshowe

Apr 03, 1879

The first indication that the men at Eshowe was going to be relieved when they spotted a message being flashed to them via a Heliograph. They flashed a message back using a shaving mirror from the church steeple.

Lord Chelmsford led the relief column, consisting of 3,390 Europeans and 2,280 Africans. Having underestimated the Zulus once, he did not move fast so as not to make the same mistake again. Eshowe was then evacuated and its defences destroyed.

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Location: Zululand



Battle of Ulundi

Jul 04, 1879

The final battle of the Anglo-Zulu War at the Zulu capital

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Location: Zululand



King Cetshwayo is Exiled

Aug 28, 1879

General Sir Garnet Wolseley deployed troops to try and capture King Cetshwayo. He was eventually captured in a kraal in the middle of the Ngome forest. After this he was sent into exile in London for the next three years.

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Location: Zululand



Timelines of the participants of Anglo-Zulu War

The timeline of Anglo-Zulu War itself is coloured blue

anglo-Zulu war