173. Tony Pollard (2017)

Into the Cannon's Mouth: The Archaeology of Infantry Charges at Culloden and Isandlwana


In this talk, the brilliant conflict archaeologist Professor Tony Pollard adopts a forensic approach to dissect the Jacobite charge at Culloden (1746) and that by the Zulus at Isandlwana (1879). Using the results of archaeological investigations the two are compared and contrasted and the factors that influenced Jacobite defeat and Zulu victory examined.


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