The Natal Carbineers - John Stalker
The Natal Carbineers by John Stalker is an early detailed history of one of South Africa's most famous regiments. The Natal Carbineers participated in the invasion of Zululand in January 1879, and on 22 January, 23 members of the Regiment perished in the famous battle of Isandlwana. The unit was subsequently relegated to garrison duties at Landmans Drift on the Mzinyathi, or Buffalo River.In September 1899, the Natal Carbineers was mobilised for active service in the British campaign to subdue the Boer republics of the Transvaal and Orange Free State. Ladysmith, KwaZulu-Natal from 2 November 1899 until 28 February 1900 the bulk of the Natal Carbineers was besieged in Ladysmith, and played a prominent part in that famous siege. Illustrated with b&w photos.