In this video Christian Parkinson gives a tour of the battlefield at Isandlwana, site of one of the British army’s worst and most well known defeats.

  • The video opens by giving the background to Lord Chelmsford’s central column.
  • It discusses Lt. Col. Henry Pulleine who commanded the camp during the battle.
  • The film then gives a chronological account of the battle from early in the morning until the end of the day.
  • A detailed look at the movements of Durnford and his Basothos.
  • An explanation of where each British unit was in the firing line.
  • A close look at some of the monuments and stone cairns that mark the British mass graves.
  • The last stand of Youghusband’s company.
  • An exploration of the cave where the last survivor of Younghusband’s company allegedly held off the Zulus for some time.

Unfortunately on this occasion I wasn’t able to walk along Fugitives trail, but I hope to do that in the future.

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