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The Battle of Isandlwana


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The Battle of Isandlwana on January 22, 1879 was the first battle of the Anglo-Zulu War. A massive Zulu force of nearly 20,000 warriors attacked a camp of roughly 1,700 British and 2,000 African forces. Although the Zulus fought the heavily armed British mostly with spears, they defeated them. They killed nearly all who fought outside of the camp on the front lines and took food, supplies and weapons from the slaughtered British. The British side suffered roughly 1,300 casualties.

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