War crimes at Rorke's Drift?


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Military Illustrated - Past and Present
Vol. 183 (August 2003), p. 16-21


As civilised commentators today turn on their own armies and accuse them of war crimes, the cloud of criticism now descends on the valiant Victorian defence of Rorke's Drift. Did British soldiers needlessly slaughter the Zulu? Best-selling author Ian Knight takes on the new controversy and puts the ruthless action in the context of the brutal fighting following Isandlwana