Facebook X YouTube Instagram TikTok NetGalley
Google Books previews are unavailable because you have chosen to turn off third party cookies for enhanced content. Visit our cookies page to review your cookie settings.

Marching to the Drums (ePub)

Eyewitness accounts of War from the Kabul Massacre to the Siege of Mafikeng

Military > Biographies > Military Biographies Military > Frontline eBooks

By Ian Knight
Frontline Books
File Size: 21.2 MB (.epub)
Pages: 303
Illustrations: 28 illustrations in plate section, with seven maps
ISBN: 9781848322417
Published: 3rd November 2015


£6.99 Print price £14.99

You save £8.00 (53%)

Click here for help on how to download our eBooks

You'll be £6.99 closer to your next £10.00 credit when you purchase Marching to the Drums. What's this?
Need a currency converter? Check XE.com for live rates

Other formats available Price
Marching to the Drums Paperback Add to Basket £15.99

In this gripping collection of first-hand accounts, Ian Knight presents the adventure of nineteenth-century warfare – from the thrill of the cavalry charges at Balaklava and Omdurman, to the terror of battle against an overwhelming odds such as Rorke's Drift – in the words of the men actually there.

These eyewitness accounts provide a vivid and sometimes shocking insight into the brutal realities of warfare for the British imperial soldier, who fought against enemies from massed ranks of Russians and assegai-armed natives to sharp-shooting Boers, in often the most terrible conditions imaginable.

These stirring tales of military adventure have been edited by Ian Knight and brought together and published in book form. Originally featured in turn-of-the-century magazine, popular during the heyday of empire, these historically valuable accounts throw considerable light on campaign conditions during Queen Victoria's colonial wars.

Marching to the Drums includes accounts focusing on the experience of battle during such pivotal conflicts as the Sikh Wars, the Crimean War, the Afghan Wars, the Anglo-Zulu War, and those in China, the Sudan and South Africa.

First published in 1999 and now re-published in paperback format, this is a compendium of
first-hand accounts, which bring to life the realities of warfare in the Victorian era. Originally featured in turn of the century magazines which were popular during the heyday of empire, these tales reveal the experiences of the British imperial soldier, who fought many different enemies, often in difficult conditions. Events such as the Sikh Wars, the Crimean War, the Afghan Wars, the Zulu War and the Boer Wars are all covered. There are 31 monochrome illustrations, few maps and an index. Well worth a read for those interested in Victorian military history.

Stuart Asquith, Author

As featured in

Chichester Observer

About Ian Knight

Ian Knight is internationally recognised as a leading authority on the Anglo-Zulu War. He has contributed to numerous TV documentaries on the subject, including the BBC’s Timewatch and Channel 4’s Secrets of the Dead. In 2000, he was the historian attached to the archaeological dig at the Isandlwana battlefield. He has written and co-written numerous books on the subject, including The Anatomy of the Zulu ArmyBrave Men's BloodThe National Army Museum Book of the Zulu War, Zulu Rising and Who's Who in the Zulu War. He is a recipient of the Anglo-Zulu War Historical Society’s Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi Award for a lifetime’s achievement in the field.

More titles by Ian Knight

Customers who bought this title also bought...

Other titles in Frontline Books...