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Zulu mark anniversary of epic victory over Britain in South Africa

Isandlwana: Zulu warriors wielding ceremonial animal skins, bone necklaces and spears marched on Saturday (January On the 21st), we prepared for the battle with the British Redcoats.

The rocky ground at the foot of the Isandlwana hills that gave its name to the epic battle is warmed by the fiery southern summer sun.

On January 22, 1879, about 20,000 Zulu warriors attacked a British garrison at this site in the southeastern province of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, and took up rifles after several hours of fierce and bloody hand-to-hand combat. crushed the soldiers.

“We defeated the British on that day. That battle is a source of Zulu pride and that is how we built our Zulu nation.”

The Anglo-Zulu War is famous for some particularly bloody battles, including the Zulu’s first victory at the Battle of Isandlwana.

On that fateful day, over 1,300 British soldiers were killed along with the Zulus, with few survivors.

The crowd of spectators included the King of Zulu and dignitaries of the Welsh 1st Battalion.

The war established the warrior legends of South Africa’s largest ethnic group.

Zulus make up almost one-fifth of South Africa’s 11 million population.

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/world/south-africa-zulu-commemorate-anniversary-win-british-3222961 Zulu mark anniversary of epic victory over Britain in South Africa

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