Chapter 8 Review

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Chapter 8 Review “Discipline or Warriors are not always solders” In reading this chapter I came to acknowledge a lot facts that I didn’t realize about the British Zulu war. The battle at Rorke’s drift, and the battle at Isandhlwana are the chapter main focus in book Carnage and Culture. It gave multitudes of information that went well in detail about the battles. After reading the chapter, and researching the information on the war, and comparing the information presented by Victor Davis Hanson I found the information insightful and correct. He backs up his statements with facts and explains how western military forces were so dominate because of tactics, discipline and technology. The first set of facts that Victor Davis Hanson goes …show more content…

The Zulus displayed discipline at the battle at Rorke’s drift and the battle at Isandhwana. Depicted early in the chapter by Victor Davis Hanson he explains what discipline the Zulu worriers displayed by crawling through grass, and thorn bushes to get to the British while their guard was down. That took incredible discipline. In the battle at Rorke’s the Zulu warriors show discipline as well. The Zulu warriors marched so may miles and went days without food or water and waged war with the British. It also took disciple for the warriors to keep fighting British solders that they heavily outnumbered as well when they were still dropping like flies in the field. The discipline displayed by the British at the battle at Rorke’s drift was outstanding to say the least. With the injuries and the numbers they had it was by beyond belief that the 139 British solders with 35 wounded and 80 sharp shooters that they won. It took incredible mounts of discipline and focus to take down 4500 charging Zulus that came from 3 different locations at Rorke’s drift(Hanson pg. 296). The British didn’t back down, didn’t fold, and Victor Davis Hanson depicts that well in this

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