"Superior Zulu Might Defeats British" Isandlwana by sebblit7

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This famous hill, named Isandlwana (is sandle worn a) by the Zulu's that live here, meaning "a hill that looks like a house", is probably one of the greatest landmarks to testify for the Zulu nation's bravery and skill in the art of warfare.

Some 20 000 Zulu's attacked the British camp here killing nearly all the British 'red coats' who tried to defend the position. It's said that the 60 or so British that managed to escape death and retreat were not wearing their red coats and probably were left alone because the Zulu's had been instructed to kill all the people who were wearing red coats.

The British defeat here caused an outrage in England and no matter how they tried to provide explanations for the defeat, cracks are beginning to show and modern day historians generally agree that the Zulu tactics were remarkably fine warfare.

According to accounts 1357 British killed against some 3000 Zulu deaths, not much of a victory in my book, but think of it like a computer game, if you've got a 20 000 strong army and you kill all 1357 monsters while losing 3000 of your own, then hey I guess it's a victory.

Oprah Winfrey is not a Zulu

Oprah Winfrey loves South Africa and South Africans love Oprah Winfrey. A few years back she said a genealogy test had proved she was a Zulu.

Sorry Oprah I like you and everything but that's complete rubbish, Southern African nations did not export slaves to the US, end of story.

But I did ask a Zulu guy about your claim and he says you can be an 'honourary Zulu' if you want, contact me for further details.

Oh and can you use your clout a bit more to get the South African government to realise that HIV does cause AIDS and that it's going to take a bit more than a healthy diet to overcome the diease?

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  • Pros:Historical British Defeat
  • Cons:It's just a bunch of rocks and grass
  • Last visit to Isandlwana: Feb 2006
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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