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Today marks the 140th anniversary of The Battle of Isandlwana. After the British commenced their invasion of Zululand, a Zulu force of some 20,000 warriors attacked a portion of the British main column consisting of about 1,800 British, colonial and native troops and around 400 civilians. The British Army had suffered its worst defeat against an indigenous foe with vastly inferior military technology. Zulus were equipped mainly with the traditional assegai iron spears and cow-hide shields, but also had a number of muskets and old rifles. The British and colonial troops were armed with the modern guns and rifles.The battle was a decisive victory for the Zulus and caused the defeat of the first British invasion of Zululand. Isandlwana resulted in the British taking a much more aggressive approach in the Anglo–Zulu War, leading to a heavily reinforced second invasion and the destruction of King Cetshwayo's hopes of a negotiated peace. Wikipedia #isandlwana#kznmuseum

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Early closure today

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Museum closed for fumigation

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