ISANDHLWANA, an isolated hill in Zululand, 8 m. S.E. of Rorke's Drift across the Tugela river, and 105 m. N. by W. of Durban. On the 22nd of January 1879 a British force encamped at the foot of the hill was attacked by about 10,000 Zulus, the flower of Cetewayo's army, and destroyed. Of eight hundred Europeans engaged about forty escaped (see ZULULAND: History).
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