152pp., illus., maps, paperback, Solihull, 2017
An appraisal of the battle of Majuba (1881), based on British and Boer archival sources, that analyses the contrasting military organisations and cultures on both sides and clarifies how the Boer militia was able to defeat professional British soldiers.
John Laband is Professor Emeritus of History, Wilfid Laurier University, Canada. He was previously Professor of History at the University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. His other books include "Zulu Warriors: the battle for the South African frontier", "The Rise and Fall of the Zulu Nation" and "The A to Z of the Zulu Wars".