plaque with id: 2050

Isandlwana, Nhloya, KwaZulu-Natal, South AfricaIsandhlwana(Armed Forces)(Photos Taken: 13-Mar-2017)Link
Plaque Wording: Isandhlwana 22nd January 1879
Around this hill a British force under the immediate command of Lieut. Col. A.W. Durnford and Brevet Lieut. Col. H.B. Pulleine was annihilated by a zulu impy of between 20,000 and 25,000 under the command of Ntshingwaye Ka Mahole Khoza. 53 officers, 806 non-commissioned officers and men, as also 471 native troops and non-combatants lost their lives. This led directly to the heroic defence of Rorke's Drift which lies ten miles to the west.
Erected by the Historical Monuments Commission.

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