“All along the river, Chelmsford’s army lay asleep
Come to crush the children of Mageba
Come to exact the realm’s price for peace
And in the morning as they saddled up to ride
Their eyes shone with the fire and the steel
The general told them of the task that lay ahead
To bring the People Of The Sky to heel…”
Difficult to imagine how young soldiers would have felt, so far from home, as the Zulu army poured over the ridge in the distance.
The politics of this battle is for another day….
Zulu Dawn was a film…the Battle of Isandlwana was real
And as with any conflict, there are many ‘truths’