This battle took place on 22-23 January 1879 during the Zulu War (1879). A huge force of Zulus attacked a small British garrison, but were eventually repelled after more than 12 hours of bitter fighting.
Field Marshal Garnet Wolseley won important victories in several colonial campaigns. Because of his reforming zeal and attention to detail the phrase ‘All Sir Garnet’ came to mean everything’s in order.
In 1879, the British fought a war against the Zulu kingdom. The Zulus resisted bravely and were only defeated after a series of particularly bloody battles that have gone down in the annals of colonial warfare.