One of the most vividly written eye-witness accounts of the Zulu War, Captain Montague's memoir tells of his service with the 94th Regiment of Foot who arrived in Natal just after the disastrous battle of Isandhlwana. His description of the battlefield with its tragic detritus is one of the highlights of the book, which also includes descriptions of the Natal terrain and landscape; life on the march; the death (by an Assegai-thrust through the eye) of the Prince Imperial, son and heir of the Emperor Napoleon III; and finally the battle of Ulundi in which the British exacted a bloody revenge for Isandhlwana and ended the war. A must-read for anyone interested in the Zulu War.
Field Marshal Wood ranks as one of the most eminent soldiers of the Victorian era of the British Empire. He served with distinction in the mud and misery of the Crimean War, the Indian Mutiny, Wolseley's Ishanti War, the Zulu War and in Egypt and the Sudan. His actions on attacking a gang of robbers intent on murdering a local merchant earned him the Victoria Cross - his second recommendation for the V.C.His enduring affection for the cavalry in which he served early in his illustrious career led to him penning two historical works regarding the arme blanche. This work focusses on the historical triumphs of the cavalry deployed on the battlefield from 1794 to 1870, particularly during the Napoleonic Wars and the 1870 Franco-Prussian War. From the field of Marengo in 1800 to the famed &quote;Death Ride&quote; of von Bredow in 1870, Field Marshal Wood retells the events with authenticity and skill.A pacy and engaging read.Author - Field Marshal Sir Evelyn Wood V.C. G.C.B., G.C.M.G., 1838-1919Text taken, whole and complete, from the edition published in London : G. Bell, 1897. Original Page Count - xvi and 260 pages.Illustrations - numerous maps and plans.