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Knight, IanThe Zulus—(Elite series 21)1. Zulu military forces, to 1939I. TitleII. McBride. Angus III. Series
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My principal debt is to that great Natal expert onZulu history and custom Mr. Sighart Bourquin. Overthe years 'SB' has been unfailingly generous with histime, knowledge and hospitality. Without his help thisbook would not have been written. N
My thanks also to Ms. J. F. Duggan and the staff atthe Killie Campbell Library for their help and co-operation; to Brian Maggs and Keith Reeves forallowing me to use material from their collections; tomy parents for their support and encouragement; toDr David Rycroft for his advice on matters of translation; and finally to Claire Colbert for herpriceless help with the photographic work.This book is dedicated to Felicity.