Video: A tour of the AZW battlefields of Nyezane, Gingindlovu and Eshowe

This video looks at the battlefields of the Coastal column during the British invasion of Zululand. Nyezane, Eshowe and Gingindlovu are little-known battles but fascinating and well worth a visit.

The film includes:

  • The ultimatum tree. The place where the Zulus were given a series of impossible demands by the British.
  • Fort Pearson, a defensive position over-looking the Tugela (Uthukela) river.
  • A discussion of the coastal column order of of battle.
  • A walk through the battlefield of Nyezane.
  • Eshowe, where the British force was besieged. There is still a graveyard and remains of the old defensive works.
  • The battlefield of Gingindlovu.
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