By Katie Stossel
Remarkably after such lengthy old scrutiny, the author's examine proves that there's but extra to find approximately this recognized incident of the Zulu battle 1879 and her fantastically researched e-book unearths a couple of myths that experience distorted what occurred in the course of the gallant defence of the small venture Station. for instance, it transpires that the remoted outpost used to be already organized for an assault via specialists in box defence. whereas this certainly not denigrates the heroic efforts of the seriously out-numbered defenders, it does support to give an explanation for the winning defence opposed to possible overwhelming odds
This interesting and hugely readable account is going directly to learn intimately the recognized Chard document which has lengthy been depended on by means of historians and authors. Doubts grow to be to its accuracy and facts is equipped which implies the Report's writer used to be coerced via a senior officer as a way to safeguard the latter's recognition. Likewise the letters of August Hammar, a tender Swedish customer to the undertaking, placed Reverend Otto Witt's fake account into perspective.
These and different revelations make A Handful of Heroes a clean and demanding addition to the bibliography of this mythical Zulu struggle engagement.
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A Handful of Heroes, Rorke's Drift: Facts, Myths and Legends by Katie Stossel