The Last Stand

The confused nature of the final struggle is captured in this engraving by Charles Fripp, published in the Graphic of 15th March 1879. It is hard to explain the legs up in the air in the top right of the picture. This image was also reproduced in Michael Barthorp's book of the Zulu War with the caption; 'The last order we heard given was, "Fix bayonets and die like British soldiers do", and so they did.' It does not explain how this quote was reported since there were no British survivors.

Zulu War

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by Stephen Luscombe