Ambush at River Intombi

Ambush at River Intombi

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Caption: Ambush at River Intombi, 'The Zulu War: The Zulu attack on the waggon escort of the 80th Regiment on the Intombi River- The struggle inside the Laager'. A British detachment was ambushed at night on the banks of the River Intombi. The surviving officer rode off, to get help, leaving his men to fend for themselves. Over 80 British soldiers were killed. Image taken from The Pictorial World. Originally published in London, May 3, 1879. Illustrated by A Pearse, Hill.

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