Anglo-Zulu War
Location South Africa
Result British victory; End of the independent Zulu nation
*BritainflagUnited Kingdom *Zulu Kingdom
Commanders and leaders
*Britainflag Sir Bartle Frere
  • Britainflag Frederick Augustus Thesiger, 2nd Baron
  • Britainflag Garnet Wolseley, 1st Viscount Wolseley
  • Ntshingwayo kaMahole Khoza
  • Dabulamanzi kaMpande
The Anglo-Zulu War was fought in 1879 between the British Empire and the Zulu Empire. From complex beginnings, the war is notable for several particularly bloody battles, including the most famous two, The Battle of Isandlwana, which resulted in a decisive tactical victory for the Zulus, and The Battle of Rorke's Drift, which has become famous for its heroic stand.

The Wars were also seen as being a landmark in the timeline of colonialism in the region. The war ended the Zulu nation's independence, and it was absorbed into the British South African Province.

Note: This article to applies to most of Harry Turtledove's timelines where the point of departure came after 1879.

Anglo-Zulu War in Southern VictoryEdit

When Frederick Douglass met with German Colonel Alfred von Schlieffen, they briefly discussed the possibility of blacks serving as soldiers. General Orlando Willcox's American aide, Captain Oliver Richardson, argued with Douglass about the point and later disparaged the idea to Schlieffen, saying that despite Douglass' 'boasting' blacks lacked the spirit and courage to be good soldiers. Schlieffen pointed out the difficulties that the British Army had faced in South Africa against Zulu warriors during the Anglo-Zulu War, a fact Richardson had no counterargument for.

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