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Africa | A Zulu {Ricksaw puller} wears an elaborate headdress, South Africa. | © Charles & Josette Lenars/Corbis

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Zulu War 1879 - Privates Robert Jones, Henry Hook, William Jones and John Williams Fielding at Rorkes Drift Mission Station defend the hospital. All survived and would receive the Victoria Cross

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Classical form of Zulu shield. Attempts were made to keep the same colour of shield to all members of a regiment. At the same time shield colour also represented experience.White shield fr the veteran regiments, black for the junior regiments and red for those regiments in between. The size of the shield slowly got smaller throughout the life of the Zulu empire

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http://www.badassoftheweek.com/shakazulu.jpg RIP,Henry Cele. Used as inspiration for legendary military leader.

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