29 March 1879
On 29 March 1879, the Anglo-Zulu War Battle of Kambula took place. The battle involved the British Number 4 Column, led by Colonel Evelyn Wood VC and the Zulu Army, led by Ntshingwayo kaMahole. The Zulu's had a large numerical advantage over the British, with 2,000 British troops and native levies fighting againist some 20,000 Zulus. In the event, the British were successful in defeating the Zulus, with Wood’s force suffering 83 casualties and the Zulus losing approximately 3,000 men.
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