Anglo-Zulu War

A look into British involvement into South Africa and The Zulu War of the 19th Century.

King Cetshwayo

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/ref/king-cetshwayo 14th Feb 2022 - Cetshwayo kaMpande (simply ‘’Ketswayo’’) was King of The Zulu Nation (and it’s last) – during The Anglo-Zulu …

Natal Mounted Police

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/ref/natal-mounted-police 31st Jul 2021 - Formed of Dutch and Swiss Colonists in 1873, The Natal (South Africa) Mounted Police was a Constabulary Force used to patrol The Borders between ''Bri …

British Frontier Light Horse Regiment

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/ref/british-frontier-light-horse-regiment 31st Jul 2021 - The South African Frontier Light Horse Regiment was a British Colonial Army Unit, raised in 1877. The Regiment was recruited from Colonial Volunteers …

Lieut. Gonville Bromhead, VC

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/ref/lieut-gonville-bromhead-vc 31st Jul 2021 - Gonville Bromhead was a British Infantry Officer, born in France – and camed from a well known and respected Military Family. With relatives (al …

Zulu Warrior Dagger

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/ref/zulu-warrior-dagger 31st Jul 2021 - The Zulu Warrior also was known to carry his own personal fighting knife into combat. Unlike a hunting or all-purpose blade, The Zulu Dagger was desig …

British Snider-Enfield .577 Caliber Rifle

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/ref/british-sniderenfield-577-caliber-rifle 31st Jul 2021 - Adopted by The British Army in 1866 as it's primary Infantry weapon, The Snider-Enfield Rifle was a breech-loading weapon that chambered the large .57 …

Zulu Military Tactics

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/ref/zulu-military-tactics 31st Jul 2021 - In the beginnings of amaZulu Culture, they were not particularly strong Warrior Culture. They (as most Southern African Tribes), fought in traditional …

Zulu Kraal

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/ref/zulu-kraal 31st Jul 2021 - A Kraal (the name taken later from Dutch influences), was the Community living space of a typical Zulu Tribe. Known as a Umuzi, these were circular fo …

Zulu inJobo

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/ref/zulu-injobo 31st Jul 2021 - inJobo's were traditionally Leopard animal skins worn over both hips of a Zulu Warrior. They were compared to the European Base Shirts worn by soldier …

Zulu Beshu

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/ref/zulu-beshu 31st Jul 2021 - As the isiNene protected the “front” of an Warrior, so did the Beshu protect the backside. Made of heavy animal hide, they were attached t …

Zulu isiNene

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/ref/zulu-isinene 31st Jul 2021 - The isiNene were heavy animal hide or layers of skin, shaped into a front and back shield of sorts – designed to give protection to a Zulu Warri …

Zulu amaShoba

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/ref/zulu-amashoba 31st Jul 2021 - Zulu Warriors wore a form of “uniform”. Designed to reflect their “skill in battle”, the more “bedecked” a Warrior …