The Capture of Cetshwayo, 28th August 1879

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The Capture of Cetshwayo, 28th August 1879

Postby Mark » 28 Aug 2013 23:18

I believe today is the 134th anniversary of the capture of Cetshwayo by the British.

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Re: The Capture of Cetshwayo, 28th August 1879

Postby Brett Hendey » 29 Aug 2013 07:03

It took another 130 years for another Zulu (Jacob Zuma) to rule the roost in South Africa.

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Re: The Capture of Cetshwayo, 28th August 1879

Postby Mark » 29 Aug 2013 11:50

I believe there is a good description of Cetshwayo's capture in Saul David's book Zulu. I have read this book but it was a while back and so can't remember it that well.

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Re: The Capture of Cetshwayo, 28th August 1879

Postby Josh&Historyland » 29 Aug 2013 14:23

No speciphics here either. I think a mounted force tracked him down in a small village after Ulundi, he had some family members with him and surrendered peacefully.

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Re: The Capture of Cetshwayo, 28th August 1879

Postby SWB » 30 Aug 2013 09:48

Major Marter (1st KDG) led a cavalry patrol that captured the king.
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Re: The Capture of Cetshwayo, 28th August 1879

Postby bill wright » 19 Oct 2013 15:24

Marter wrote his own account which was published as "The Capture Of Cetewayo, King of the Zulus", privately published at the time, but very nicely reprinted by RJ Wyatt, with an Introduction by Ian Knight, about 20 years ago. 20 pp. I got my copy from the South Wales Borderers Museum shop. No idea if its still in print.
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Re: The Capture of Cetshwayo, 28th August 1879

Postby AlexReece » 15 Apr 2015 22:18

Hello All

Rather late to the party here but for reference to the lead up and capture of Cetshwayo by the 1st KDG in South Africa 1879.

A excellent account follow link below....

http://www.qdg.org.uk/pages/South-Africa-1879-116.php
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