Kambula Camp

On 29 March the fortified Kambula camp was fiercely attacked by about 20 000 Zulu impis. The Zulu advanced on the camp in the usual way and manifested the same indifference to danger. The tremendous fire from the artillery proved too much for them and they wavered and fled. The morale of the Zulu army was irrevocably damaged. Many historians see this battle as the turning point in the war.

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