Anglo-Zulu War Part 2: Conflict | Animated History

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  • I love this channel man. Great job👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾

    Emmy JEmmy J26 gün önce
  • Again he looks so creepy

    Arjun GoswamiArjun GoswamiAylar önce
  • Well they've got an excellent baritone section, but not a top tenor among them, to be sure.

    Dan MenardDan MenardAylar önce
  • How about king Phillips war???

    That guyThat guyAylar önce
  • The Zulu earned that victory in the battle, however if every British soldier also had 1 or 2 revolvers and not just a rifle with bayonet, then it could have been a very different result,

    durkacrusaderdurkacrusader2 aylar önce
  • Haha maxim machine gun goes brrrrr

    Moose ManMoose Man6 aylar önce
  • C H U M S F O R D

    Falling To EarthFalling To Earth7 aylar önce
  • Fun video. I liked it. Nice job guy.

    Broken BridgeBroken Bridge9 aylar önce
  • wait wait wait, how is this not a genocide? Oh Wait i forgot when british people kill others, its for a "reason" right. Reason my ass...

    MegamenMegamen11 aylar önce
  • and Props out to Nick G for the animating !!!!

    johnbeechyjohnbeechyYıl önce
  • thanks for the upload. //

    johnbeechyjohnbeechyYıl önce
  • Men of Harlech

    TNTKNIGHT BUSTERTNTKNIGHT BUSTERYıl önce
  • Rule Britannia, Britannia rule the waves and sand...

    Chris HansenChris HansenYıl önce
  • Armchair Historian I think you must get out of your chair, oh it will not be neccessary, just Google the area's you are referring to. You will see how mountainous most of South Africa is. This is just one of your irregularities in this and your part 1 video. You and your researchers has no clue what the history of South Africa is. Your videos, no your channel, need to be blocked from this media platform.

    AstrauroraAstrauroraYıl önce
  • News that came the morning told that the main force had been slain

    DC4DC4Yıl önce
  • Still no match for Afrika Bambaataa and Zulu Nation.

    DungzooDungzooYıl önce
  • *Respect to the Zulu for defending their homes*

    Tanner WilliamTanner WilliamYıl önce
    • met some people related to the war when I was young in SA , there seemed to be a great deal of pride and respect for all involved, if anyones ever played bf1 you know the pain of the Henry reload time :)

      swindon badgerswindon badger4 aylar önce
  • They brought spears and clubs to a gun fight? It’s a miracle they even won one battle

    Nittanyburg 20Nittanyburg 20Yıl önce
    • They won because the british were overconfident and was unfamiliare with the terrain

      big boi jonibig boi joni5 aylar önce
    • @John Smith armor and longbows vs clubs Brits would massacre them

      Chris HansenChris HansenYıl önce
    • Yh, but they the zulu had a warrior culture. If the British tried it 100 years before they would have been massacred

      John SmithJohn SmithYıl önce
  • Learnt stuff. Thanks

    Martyn ParkmanMartyn ParkmanYıl önce
  • “7:1” not “7-1” of 7 minus 1

    Justin MeyerJustin MeyerYıl önce
  • The zulus should have ambush tactics as they dont have ranged weapons

    Rayyan SagheerRayyan SagheerYıl önce
  • Ethiopia: am I a joke to you

    Aaa BbbAaa BbbYıl önce
  • OK so I've got to 5:01 on your video and had to stop, sorry i gave the video the benefit of a few mistakes but this was woeful. Its a thumbs down from me. If you spent as much time researching as you did on the cartoon this would of been half decent.

    Douglas FraserDouglas FraserYıl önce
  • The British at Rourke's Drift were not stragglers that survived Isandlwana. They were the garrison assigned to the mission station along with some sick and injured men from the main columns, as well as some native levies. Few that had been at Isandlwana were there and all who had been likely did not stay at the mission.

    General Obi Wan KenobiGeneral Obi Wan KenobiYıl önce
  • Cetshwayo kaMpande could have been the Simon Bolivar of southern Africa had he won this conflict. But it took his spiritual descendant, Nelson Mandela, to complete the mandate to free southern Africa of foreign occupation.

    TheJusticeChannelTheJusticeChannelYıl önce
  • This war sounds like a genocide to me.. it sounds like the euros just stood behind shelter in a open field waited for the Zulu to get fed up with their presence then just slaughtered them..

    The All Mighty SO ZATHERIALThe All Mighty SO ZATHERIALYıl önce
  • imagine if both had the same weaponry

    Kingdom Of Light PreppersKingdom Of Light PreppersYıl önce
    • Ronnel B R U T A L then it would be basically the Napoleonic wars

      Certain InterestsCertain InterestsYıl önce
  • Can you do Sweden and Denmark war including Russia and Norway

    Reagan BowersReagan BowersYıl önce
  • martini henry introduced in 1971....

    Yen NguyenYen NguyenYıl önce
  • was that Ben Affleck?

    alex pocovnicualex pocovnicuYıl önce
  • Imagine an army that could run the equal of two marathons a day ..Pfiew, How different the outcome would have been If the Zulu took the time to gather enough fire arms.

    Spiritual AnarchistSpiritual AnarchistYıl önce
    • Apparently where firearms were concerned, the Zulus' main problem was supply lines. That and the British weren't fans of natives acquiring rifles. The Gun War was fought between the British and the Basotho over the right to bear arms. A grandson of a rebel leader in that war was a founding member of the SA Institute of Race Relations, which fought against racial legislation both under apartheid and until today, and as an organization is unsurprisingly very fond of gun rights.

      Wolfie InuWolfie InuYıl önce
  • Sir garnet pretty sure he’s the one who led the war against the Ashanti. Interesting seeing this that the British battled the Zulus by themselves, but in west African modern day Ghana their army was filled with Africans which is the reason the stood any chance.

    Asante AkanAsante AkanYıl önce
    • The same is with my people the we, when for 4 years they fought constantly with tirallieurs and other African indegineous

      Yann MouyYann Mouy10 aylar önce
  • The region of South Africa fought over during this war was far from flat. Isandlwana is a mountain. The region is famous for its donga gullies. Theres a large hill overlooking Rorke's Drift. Hlobane was fought over two high plateaus. Where the hell did you get the idea the region is flat?

    CrichtonNo5CrichtonNo5Yıl önce
    • He saw a picture of the savannah and assumed that that's what Africa looks like, I reckon. Also, lol @ "the region of Drakensburg." By which he means the Drakensberg. Which is a FUCKING MILE HIGH MOUNTAIN RANGE.

      Wolfie InuWolfie InuYıl önce
  • You've got the horns of a buffalo formation wrong, loins (the back) were less capable troops and were basically reservs, the horns (left and right) were their elite best troops. The head would be used a tool to draw in the enemy, whilst the horns actually closed round.

    James KentJames KentYıl önce
  • As a kid, I became fascinated with this chapter in British military history through watching the movie "Zulu" and the miniseries "Shaka Zulu" with my dad as a kid. I've always been fascinated with how a less technologically equipped standing army could defeat the military might of the British. It's not unlike what Custer faced at little bighorn here in the the states.

    StormLaker1975StormLaker1975Yıl önce
  • I don't remember the British using rockets. But hey, I didn't do my research so I'm probably wrong.

    Kaylum ScheelarKaylum ScheelarYıl önce
  • An back in those days we ran South Africa better than its run today !

    VC YTVC YTYıl önce
    • Man shut up

      big boi jonibig boi joni5 aylar önce
    • I'd ask you to recolonize us please, but right now you're having trouble holding on to an island roughly the size of a postage stamp. So I'll defer that request until after you've defeated Neo-Hitler and her army of Eureaucrats, and retaken Londonistan.

      Wolfie InuWolfie InuYıl önce
  • Inglaterra invadiendo como de costumbre. Debieron quedarse en Europa derramando sangre.

    Lisa KeitelLisa KeitelYıl önce
  • "Comprised of" really drives me up the wall.

    TopcliffeTopcliffeYıl önce
  • So the Zulu didn't have cavalry or artillery. Did they have tanks/tank destroyers? You forgot to mention that.

    Tanner DennyTanner DennyYıl önce
    • Tanks were invented in 1916 tf do you think these wars took place

      big boi jonibig boi joni5 aylar önce
  • Its a copy of oversimplafied

    Halo proHalo proYıl önce
  • When no one in you're squad gets a gun in Apex but 1 enemy got a wingman

    ZiggyThe assassinZiggyThe assassinYıl önce
  • Love how you included the singing from the Zulu army in the movie Zulu. Nice touch!

    Nathan LoomisNathan Loomis2 yıl önce
  • The garrison at Rorke's Drift did not survive Isandlwana... the only man (known) to survive Isandlwana and then defend Rorke's Drift was a Boer - Lieutenant Gert Adendorff of the Natal Native Contingent. About100 Natal Native Horse under Lieutenant Alfred Henderson arrived at Rorke's Drift after having retreated in good order from Isandlwana. These fired a few rounds at the advancing Zulus but rode off to Helpmekaar. Henderson reported to Lieutenant Chard the enemy were close and that "his men would not obey his orders but were going off to Helpmekaar".

    L McL Mc2 yıl önce
  • Zulu at Rarokes pass: We outnumber them heavily, we cannot lose British: *Last Stand by Sabaton begins playing with defensive intent*

    Dylan HarshmanDylan Harshman2 yıl önce
    • NJ chance for peace and justice gone and all talks had been in vain

      DC4DC4Yıl önce
    • News that came that morning told that the main force has been slain

      Neil Jason VillagraciaNeil Jason VillagraciaYıl önce
  • Ummm, so the Zulu retreated when faced with a casualty rate of only 4% at the battle of carambola? Damn, kinda seems like they deserved to lose that battle at that point.

    Dylan HarshmanDylan Harshman2 yıl önce
  • I like the use of the Zulu soundtrack

    Tom LyonsTom Lyons2 yıl önce
  • GERMANY - BRAZIL 2:39

    Team CastroTeam Castro2 yıl önce
  • Hatian revolution

    Tryp Da GhostTryp Da Ghost2 yıl önce
  • Zulu wives being captured and killed? Why exactly British wanted them to trial those Zulu .

    Orphydian▪HistoryOrphydian▪History2 yıl önce
    • They didn't, they just needed a precursor for war. And that was as good as any.

      hernandayolearyalldahernandayolearyallda2 yıl önce
  • Imperialism...

    L KL K2 yıl önce
  • The Webley revolver was not adopted by the British government until 1885. 6 years after the Zulu war.

    R BrookeR Brooke2 yıl önce
  • The amount of times google re-spelled the word “islandwana” 😂😂😂😂

    Nolan PhamNolan Pham2 yıl önce
  • All the Zulu's needed was ranged smoke and the result would have been altered. Politics also goes a long way as they needed even more alliances. Maybe a friendly tribe to the west to raid the countryside.

    nynty5nynty52 yıl önce
    • @hernandayolearyallda Are the Indians and Malays African tribes? No. Were they enslaved by the Boer republics? No. (The Indians weren't even enslaved by the Dutch East India Company, but by the English.) So you are wrong. The end. Goodbye.

      Wolfie InuWolfie InuYıl önce
    • @Wolfie Inu You also enslaved the indians and malays too. So you admit the boers are the aggressors, as they settled Zulus lands, case closed. Also if the Zulus killed them, they could not come back, duh.

      hernandayolearyalldahernandayolearyalldaYıl önce
    • @hernandayolearyallda "Enslaved them," nonsense. There were no tribes to the west, the Zulus killed them and chased them off. Then the Boers settled there, so the previous inhabitants came back because the Zulus were gone, and the Transvaal Boers gave them some of the land back. The Free State Boers didn't give land back, under the logic "finders keepers," which is why Lesotho to this day is in the mountains, which neither the Boers nor the Zulus could manage to conquer.

      Wolfie InuWolfie InuYıl önce
    • There was no tribe to the west, the boers had stolen the land of the west tribes and enslaved them. The Zulus should have bought long range artillery like the Tswana, Ethiopians and the Sothos, then they would not have been colonized.

      hernandayolearyalldahernandayolearyallda2 yıl önce
  • do about the Rhodesian bush war

    Peter GanevPeter Ganev2 yıl önce
  • The British stand at Rorke’s Drift was heroic. 🇬🇧 ✌️

    Flak Jack EdFlak Jack Ed2 yıl önce
  • Well they’ve got a very good bass section, mind, but no top tenors, that’s for sure.

    Scott BeckesScott Beckes2 yıl önce
    • I think that message was noted and rejected. All do respect mate, I'm sorry that you guys didn't really have a dog in the fight as the technological gap and military doctrine of professional British soldiers was too great, but that's just war and if you don't make use of whatever advantages you have then you're a fool. I hope that yourself and your tribe are able to live in peace nowadays.

      The Greedy OrphanThe Greedy Orphan5 aylar önce
    • Did anyone tell you to stop working ?!

      Zacharie GuillereyZacharie GuillereyYıl önce
  • I got a distinction in history for grade 12, yet I had no idea there was so much more to pre-Apartheid SA. All of South Africa's youth only learn about Apartheid and how great the ANC, SACP and PAC were in South African history. Yet if you ask a South African under the age of 25 to name 2 presidents/prime ministers of SA before FW De Klerk... * *Blank face of confusion* *

    Zach RyderZach Ryder2 yıl önce
    • Uhm. We do study this in depth in gr10. And it is part of ypur gr12 finals.

      Janko Van JaarsveldtJanko Van Jaarsveldt2 yıl önce
  • Zulus were not to be overlooked

    matthew mannmatthew mann2 yıl önce
  • Impressive how the British used the Webley a decade before it was invented

    RadiomanRadioman2 yıl önce
  • It must be fun shooting at a tribe lacking in guns.

    Mohamed MubarakMohamed Mubarak2 yıl önce
  • What type of canon was use during the Anglo Zulu war in the side of the British?

    Cody ShiCody Shi2 yıl önce
  • How cruel can humans be?

    Hampus BomanHampus Boman2 yıl önce
  • VI LOST ZULUL

    Erik IvarErik Ivar2 yıl önce
  • As with most amateur historians the focus is on the wrong issues. The key issue which has not been discussed at all was - why did the British object and seek “justice” for the rendition and murder of the two wife’s. Was this not really an excuse to forcibly incorporate Zululand into British South Africa. Who cares about Battle details - explore the key issues and the reasoning behind them.

    Joe TullyJoe Tully2 yıl önce
  • "Knob curry?" I thought it was the "knobkerrie" or "Knobkierie?" OK I see there is a spelling issue with the subtitles probably due to a computer program....so things like 'Chelmsford' are spelled wrong Also, "150 British stragglers who survived the battle?" Nope, not really. There were about 100 men of the Natal Native Contingent who had survived and came to the Drift but they road off as the Zulu attacked leaving the British regulars to fight alone, and these regulars were not survivors of Isandlawana. They were small force consisting of B Company, 2nd Battalion, 24th (2nd Warwickshire) Regiment of Foot (2nd/24th) under Lieutenant Gonville Bromhead a small detachment of No. 5 Field Company, Royal Engineers, commanded by Lieutenant John Chard, none of which fought at Isandlawana but were tasked with garrisoning what was to be a supply depot and repairing the pontoons of the bridge across the Buffalo River.

    L MyrskiL Myrski2 yıl önce
    • This dude's pronunciation is bad. He consistently pronounces Zulu place names with a silent "e" at the end, which in reality they don't have. And the name of the weapon (in English) is "knopkierie," a loan word from Afrikaans which simply means "a walking stick with a knob on the end." Which is what it is: a shillelagh by any other name.

      Wolfie InuWolfie InuYıl önce
  • seen

    Jack BadasssonJack Badassson2 yıl önce
  • I though rorkes drift was a british trading station, also would have been cool to hear about the british cavarly used against the zulu foot

    Louis HobLouis Hob2 yıl önce
  • This was cruel asf they didn’t have to do my Zulus like that

    Daniel CDaniel C2 yıl önce
    • solo squad for real tho

      VMohdude -VMohdude -Yıl önce
  • Takes guts to charge a Martini-Henry armed with nothing more than a pointy stick.

    ur2c8ur2c82 yıl önce
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