British Forces in Zululand 1879 by Ian Knight

By Ian Knight

Osprey's research of British troops ahead of and through the Anglo-Zulu conflict (1879). On four March, 1878 at King William's city, British Kaffraria, Gen. Sir Arthur Cunnynghame passed over splendid command of the British forces in southern Africa to his successor, Lt. Gen. Sir Frederic Thesiger. The excessive Commissioner, Sir Henry Bartle Frere, used to be confident that one way to the advanced difficulties which beset the sector used to be to overthrow the final strong autonomous black nation bordering British possessions – the Zulu nation of King Cetshwayo KaMapande. besides the fact that Cetshwayo had remained at the political protective. This e-book descirbes the uniforms and kit of the forces that Thesiger led around the border to salary battle in Zululand.

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Th e entire ARVN II Armored Brigade was lost in the process. This M-113 was found abandoned by the PAVN that quickly - ,-ned it into their service. The vehicle was not equipped with an armored machine gun shield as found on most other ARVN APCs. That -:licated this was one of the last vehic les delivered in urge ncy by the Americ ans from the US depots before th e implementation of the cease, -s of January 1973. --54B, PAVN 202nd Armored Brigade, Saigon, April 1975 On 30 Apri l 1975, at 12: 15, the tanks of the PAVN 202nd Armored Brigade of the 1st Army Corps crashed through the gates of the South Presidential Palace.

This vehicle was otto: - ; to the 26th Armored Regiment, a provisional unit set up near the Cambodian border and placed officially under the control of the IV -_ Committee of the so-called "Provisional Revolutionary Government of South Vietnam ". c ~ adorned with a Viet Cong flag during a graduation ceremony held in a "liberated zone". M-1l3, FANK I Armored Brigade, Phnom Penh, May 1974 Cambodia began to receive its first M-113 APCs in 1972. The vehicle replaced the M-3 half-tracks and BTR-152 to support the moul"- ~ combat infantry.

One of . ese Chaffees could be seen on this poor quality photo at the Tang Canh )utpost north of Kontum. It was destroyed on 24 April 1972 by PAVN T-54s ) f the 203rd Armored Regiment. Note also the knocked out M-41 A3 in Jackground. (Socialist Republic of Vietnam) ~xcept After taking "Rocket Ridge" the PAVN 203rd Armored Regiment moved down to the valley leading to Kontum. The lead tank in this photo has an infra-red driver's headlight on the left side, while the white searchlight has been moved to the right side.

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