ANC (S.A.) The Year of the Spear 1979-1979 Centenary of Isandhlwana Victory

ANC (S.A.) The Year of the Spear 1979-1979 Centenary of Isandhlwana Victory

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by African National Congress
Zambia
1979
Type: Button
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Language: English
At the battle of Isandhlwana in January 1879, 20,000 Zulus warriors under King Cetewayo defeated the many British troops, killing 52 British Officers, circa 800 other soliders and an equal number of African soldiers in the "Natal Native Contingent" serving with the British. The invasion force was almost completely annihilated. A British soldier said "...they were like lions and not afraid of death." The button was issued by or on behalf of the African National Congress (ANC) of South Africa, possibly in Zambia. Size: 1 1/2 inches across.
Collection: International Institute of Social History