W. Britain Model Figures and Toy Soldiers 20205 Zulu Chanting
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W. Britain Model Figures and Toy Soldiers 20205 Zulu Chanting. Before engaging the enemy a battle chant is commonly employed with its purpose twofold. To arouse aggression and esprit de corps amongst your own side, and intimidate the hostiles on the opposing side. The battle cry is a universal form of behavior practiced by all warriors - most probably since the first stone was thrown or the first stick picked up in anger. In order to overstate one's potential for aggression, battle cries need to be as loud as possible, and have historically been accompanied by acoustic devices like stamping the ground or the beating of a shield, both methods applied by the Zulu. The battle chants of Zulu warriors (at least portrayed in the movies) was "Uzu" which is interpreted as the word for "kill." Matte finish 1/30th scale 54mm. W. Britain's Zulu War metal toy soldiers, figures and diorama supplies are the premiere matte finish choice for collectors and diorama builders. You'll find the historical Battle of Rourke's Drift well represented in individual foot figures from the British, Natal, and Zulu forces, artillery, personalities, dramatic multi-figure vignettes, and diorama accessories and supplies. Shop our extensive collection of W. Britain's Zulu War figures here. On January 22nd, 1879, a small British garrison of 139 soldiers faced an attack from a force of over 4,000 Zulu warriors at the mission station of Rorke's Drift in South Africa. Despite being outnumbered almost thirty to one, the British soldiers, led by Lieutenant John Chard and Lieutenant Gonville Bromhead, held off wave after wave of fierce Zulu attacks over the course of a grueling 12-hour battle. The bravery and tenacity of the British defenders ultimately prevailed, with the Zulu warriors eventually retreating. This epic battle has gone down in history as one of the most remarkable military engagements of all time, and serves as a testament to the courage and determination of the British soldiers who fought against overwhelming odds to defend their position at Rorke's Drift.
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