1860-1899 | Massacres | Prisoners murdered | South Africa | Wounded killed

Battle of Kambula – ‘terrible execution’ as ‘no quarter was shown.’

29 March 1879 On 29 March 1879, British cavalry and troops massacred hundreds of fleeing and wounded Zulu warriors after the Battle of Kambula, after an officer reminded his troops – ‘No Quarter Boys !’ A soldier from Devon confessed in a letter – ‘I can tell you some murdering went on,’ while a Liverpool…

1860-1899 | South Africa | Wounded killed

30 MARCH

BRITISH REDCOATS MASSACRE 500 WOUNDED ZULU WARRIORS [ 30 March 1879 ] On 30 March 1879, private John Snook of the 90th Perthshire Light Infantry, recalled that his company had ‘found (at Kambula Hill) about 500 wounded (Zulus), most of them mortally, and begging us for mercy’s sake not to kill them; but they got…