Tears Of The Dead: Requiem Of The Zulu Kingdom (The Anglo-Zulu War Book 5) (English Edition)
Autor : James Mace
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In the aftermath of the Battles of Khambula and Gingindlovu in March and April of 1879, a lull fell over the war-torn Zulu Kingdom. Though British forces under Lord Chelmsford emerged victorious during both encounters, earlier defeats, casualties, and supply shortages required them to withdraw back into Natal. Now with waves of long-awaited reinforcements arriving, Chelmsford prepares to launch a second invasion of Zululand.The death and destruction of have taken their toll on the Zulu people. Thousands of families mourn for their loved ones, while refugees flee from the devastation of the border regions. Despite suffering defeat and fearful casualties, King Cetshwayo, who never wanted war in the first place, takes heart in knowing that strategically his enemies were compelled to retreat from his lands. He is anxious to come to terms with the British before Chelmsford can renew the war in earnest.Little does the king know that Lord Chelmsford has received word that he is to be replaced by General Sir Garnet Wolseley. His lordship is therefore determined to expedite the invasion and utterly crush Cetshwayo’s forces at any cost, denying Wolseley the chance to usurp him before he can expunge the humiliation that has lingered since the dark defeat at Isandlwana.