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    DescriptionWednesday 22 January 1879 was one of the most dramatic days in the long and distinguished history of the British Army. At noon a massive Zulu host attacked the 24th Regiment in its encampment at the foot of the mountain of Isandlwana, a distinctive feature that bore an eerie resemblance to the Sphinx badge of the outnumbered redcoats. Disaster ensued. Later that afternoon the victorious Zulus would strike the tiny British garrison at Rorke's Drift. How Can Man Die Better is a unique analysis of Isandlwana - of the weapons, tactics, ground, and the intriguing characters who made the key military decisions. Because the fatal loss was so high on the British side there is still much that is unknown about the battle. This is a work of unparalleled depth, which eschews the commonly held perception that the British collapse was sudden and that the 24th Regiment was quickly overwhelmed. Rather, there was a protracted and heroic defence against a determined and equally heroic foe. The author reconstructs the final phase of the battle in a way that has never been attempted before. It was to become the stuff of legend, which brings to life so vividly the fear and smell the blood.


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    Title
    How Can Man Die Better
    Subtitle
    The Secrets of Isandlwana Revealed
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Lieut. Col. Mike Snook
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 232 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 540 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781848325814
    ISBN 10: 1848325819
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBLL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC subject category V2: JWLF
    BIC E4L: WAR
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/19CNTY, CULT/BRITIS
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JH
    BIC subject category V2: HBJH
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1HFM
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/LATE18
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    B&T General Subject: 431
    LC classification: D
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Libri: I-HM
    Ingram Theme: CULT/SAFRIC
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037060
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 09
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 42
    Abridged Dewey: 909
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 79
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027130, HIS047000
    DC22: 968.4045
    BIC subject category V2: 3JH, 1HFM, HBWM
    Thema V1.0: NHWR, NHH, JWLF
    Edition
    Revised
    Edition statement
    Revised
    Illustrations note
    32pp of illustrations and 7 maps
    Publisher
    Pen & Sword Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    FRONTLINE BOOKS
    Publication date
    19 June 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Barnsley