End of a Dynasty: The Last Days of the Prince Imperial, Zululand 1879

Author(s) : DELEAGE Paul, WEBB Fleur
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From the publishers:
Paul Deleage, a young correspondent attached to the prestigious French newspaper Le Figaro, was sent to report on the Prince Imperial’s African adventure during the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879. In fact, Deleage was the only French journalist to cover the war. His account of the three months he spent with the British High Command, to which Prince Louis Napoleon was seconded, was published in French 125 years ago. This translation from the original (Trois Mois Chez les Zoulous) brings to life an extraordinary piece of history. It provides a unique and intimate picture of the last few months in the life of the French Prince Imperial, before his death by assegai in a lonely valley in Africa.

Introduction and Notes by Bill Guest.

About the translator
Fleur Webb has also translated Adulphe Delegorgue’s Travels in Southern Africa, Volume I and II, and the French section of François Levaillant’s Birds of Africa.

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Scottsville: University of KwaZulu-Natal Press
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