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Zulus! Anglo-Zulu War Celebrity Speaker Day

Zulus! Anglo-Zulu War Celebrity Speaker Day

Last updated: 27 February 2012

Ian Knight, John Laband, Bill Cainan, Paul Bryant-Quinn

25 February 2012, 10.30am - 5.30pm

In 1879 Britain, the largest imperial power in the world, went to war against a small tribal nation. In the first battle of the war, against all the odds, the might of the British Army was crushed by the tenacious Zulu warriors. 133 years on, the Anglo-Zulu War continues to captivate the public interest.

To explore the history of this fascinating conflict the National Army Museum has brought together a group of Anglo-Zulu War scholars for a series of talks.

Speakers to include:

  • Ian Knight - Colonel Durnford at Isandlwana: Hero or Villain?
  • John Laband - The Ambivalent Zulu Use of Firearms from the Perspective of the Zulu Military Culture
  • Bill Cainan/Paul Bryant-Quinn - Wales and the Zulu War

Tickets can be purchased in the following ways:

  • Telephone: 020 7881 6600
  • Online: Use the booking form on this page or visit the Museum Shop
  • At the Museum

A concessionary rate is available to SOFNAM members, students, seniors and service personnel.


23 September 2011, 8.04pm

Great. I shall attend this.

Great. I shall attend this.

4 October 2011, 5.14pm

DEFO going to attend this :D

DEFO going to attend this :D

Annabel Barkes
4 January 2012, 10.57am

an interesting topic and

an interesting topic and shall apply for tickets.

17 January 2012, 12.33pm

Going to this - you will be

Going to this - you will be able to find me via my own designed t-shirt. So come and say hello if you spot me. I have been researching a Zulu War VC winner for the last 12 years. And found out some great new info. You can check it out if you search for my website on Edmund O'Toole VC.
I hope to have a great day.

25 January 2012, 4.10pm

My grandfather was at both

My grandfather was at both Islandwana and Rorke's Drift. I will certainly hope to obtain tickets for this and hope to meet other similarly interested people. C.

Peter Young
26 January 2012, 11.02am

It is a great pity that this

It is a great pity that this is the same day as the England Wales game.

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  • Concession: £12.50

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