NEW BOOK; 'THE FALL OF RORKE'S DRIFT' by John Laband
John Laband is a leading scholar of the Anglo-Zulu War, know for his masterly interpretation of the Zulu perspective. In this book he turns his hand to something different - an 'alternate history' which poses the question 'what would have happened if Rorke's Drift had fallen to the Zulus?' By a thorough use of genuine historical sources the author assesses at what point the battle might have gone wrong - and how that might have played out for both the British and Zulu forces. How would the course of the war have been different? Might the Zulus in the end have won - or would the British Empire have exacted a more terrible revenge? Hardback, illustrated, maps.