The Anglo Zulu War of 1879 is one of the extraordinary periods of Victorian History. Although many people are aware of the battle of Rorkes Drift - made famous by the film "Zulu" starring Stanley Baker and Michael Caine - they are not as aware of the Battle of Isandlwana, fought earlier on the same day, 22nd January 1879, or that the war brought an end to the Napoleonic dynasty with the death of the Prince Imperial, and brought down the British Government.

Who were these Zulus, and why were we fighting them?

About The Society

The Anglo Zulu War Historical Society has been formed by a small group of experts and historians to educate, entertain, enlighten and encourage students past, present and future, and to further their interest in that most fascinating of Victorian campaigns, the Anglo Zulu War of 1879.

Isandlawana from the Fugitives' Trail

Isandlawana from the Fugitives' Trail

About the War

If you're new to this period of history but have a thirst to learn more, as a non member you'll find enough information on the site initially to intrigue you and answer basic questions. Read our brief intro to the war but remember that as a member, you'll have immediate access to hundreds more fascinating and meticulously researched articles covering every aspect of the war.

Day of the Dead Moon by David Rattray

You can buy David Rattray's Day of the Dead Moon audio series on CD or as MP3 downloads here.

Rorke's Drift today

Rorke's Drift today

Join The Society

The Anglo Zulu War Historical Society cordially invite you to join this exciting venture, whether you are an avid Zulu War fan, a serious researcher, just interested in this unique military campaign or even planning a special visit to the magnificent battlefields of Zululand. We look forward to hearing from you. All applications will be acknowledged. We offer you an interesting and stimulating membership and two on-line journals each year of membership, published in June and December.

Existing Members!

An integral part of our new responsive website is the secure cloud hosted intranet that's built into the platform. We also thought this was a great opportunity to get our members database up to date. For example, we are sure we don't have up to date email addresses for some members.

The new members area requires an email address as a username, so we are asking all existing members to re-register. Please complete the short form and we'll register you and confirm your login details. If you can't remember your password, we'll send you a default one to login with, and you can then change it yourself.

Zulu memorial, Khambula

Zulu memorial, Khambula

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