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By Katie Stossel

Thanks to newly chanced on letters and records, A Handful of Heroes updates the background of the Defence of Rorke's go with the flow, that allows you to without end be probably the most celebrated British feats of hands.

Remarkably after such lengthy historic scrutiny, the author's examine proves that there's but extra to find approximately this well-known incident of the Zulu conflict 1879 and her fantastically researched e-book unearths a few myths that experience distorted what occurred through the gallant defence of the small project Station. for instance, it transpires that the remoted outpost was once already prepared for an assault by way of specialists in box defence. whereas this on no account denigrates the heroic efforts of the seriously out-numbered defenders, it does support to give an explanation for the profitable defence opposed to likely overwhelming odds

This interesting and hugely readable account is going directly to learn intimately the recognized Chard document which has lengthy been trusted via historians and authors. Doubts turn out to be to its accuracy and proof is supplied which means the Report's writer was once coerced by way of a senior officer to be able to defend the latter's recognition. Likewise the letters of August Hammar, a tender Swedish customer to the project, positioned Reverend Otto Witt's fake account into perspective.

These and different revelations make A Handful of Heroes a clean and significant addition to the bibliography of this mythical Zulu conflict engagement.

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