Ebony and Scarlet


Poems of the Anglo-Zulu War

By: Harry Turner
Supplied by: Pen and Sword

Format: Hardback
Pages: 94
ISBN: 9781473863026
Published: 6th April 2016
RRP / Print Price: £14.99

Current purchase price:
£7.50

Ebony and Scarlet

The nineteenth century saw the British army engaged in a series of conflicts around the globe. In almost every continent the redcoats of British soldiers seemed to be in perpetual action against enemies of the Crown. The Anglo-Zulu War, fought in southern Africa in 1879, was one of the bloodiest of these conflicts, and one of the most famous, and it has fascinated historians ever since. But the story has never, until now, been re-told in verse – and that is what Harry Turner does in the sequence of poems he has composed for this memorable volume. 

He concentrates on the relationship between the British and the Zulus, on the politics and ambition that gave rise to the war and on the series of bloody battles that followed – in particular at Isandlwana, Rorke's Drift and Ulundi. Graphically he recalls how King Cetshwayo's Zulu warriors, armed mainly with spears, gave the British a mauling before they were finally overcome. 

The story has often been told before, but rarely in such an original and evocative way. Harry Turner's work will be an absorbing introduction to the subject for readers who are coming to it for the first time, and it will add a new dimension to the understanding of readers who are familiar with the many more conventional histories of the conflict.

 




Some books that may interest you

Merseyside at War 1939-45
Merseyside at War 1939-45
By: Mike Royden

The War in Europe
The War in Europe
By: John P Langellier

The Zulu War Journal
The Zulu War Journal
By: Colonel Henry Harford CB

Magnificent But Not War
Magnificent But Not War
By: John Dixon

Memoirs of a Wartime Interpreter
Memoirs of a Wartime Interpreter
By: Elena Rzhevskaya
Foreword by: Roger Moorhouse
Translated by: Arch Tait

MI6: British Secret Intelligence Service Operations, 1909-1945
MI6: British Secret Intelligence Service Operations, 1909-1945
By: Nigel West

Last Days of the Reich
Last Days of the Reich
By: Count Folke Bernadotte
Foreword by: Sune Persson

The First Blitz
The First Blitz
By: Andrew Hyde

Barnsley at War 1939-45
Barnsley at War 1939-45
By: Mark Green



Quick Find
 
Use keywords to find the book you are looking for.
Advanced Search

Information
Contact Us

Disclosure: Military History books are affiliates of the suppliers on this website and will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase.


123 Reg - Jargon-free products that make it easy for anyone to get their business online.