By Katie Stossel

ISBN-10: 1473828228

ISBN-13: 9781473828223

Thanks to newly stumbled on letters and files, A Handful of Heroes updates the historical past of the Defence of Rorke's waft, on the way to ceaselessly be the most celebrated British feats of hands.

Remarkably after such lengthy old scrutiny, the author's study proves that there's but extra to find approximately this well-known incident of the Zulu struggle 1879 and her fantastically researched publication unearths a few myths that experience distorted what occurred in the course of the gallant defence of the small venture Station. for instance, it transpires that the remoted outpost was once already prepared for an assault via 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 winning defence opposed to possible overwhelming odds

This interesting and hugely readable account is going directly to learn intimately the well-known Chard document which has lengthy been depended on via historians and authors. Doubts become to its accuracy and proof is supplied which means the Report's writer was once coerced by way of a senior officer so as to shield the latter's popularity. Likewise the letters of August Hammar, a tender Swedish customer to the venture, positioned Reverend Otto Witt's fake account into perspective.

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

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