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Zulu WarriorsThe Battle for the South African Frontier$
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John Laband

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780300180312

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300180312.001.0001

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Preparing to ‘Draw the Monster's Teeth and Claws’

Preparing to ‘Draw the Monster's Teeth and Claws’

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(p.197) Chapter 16 Preparing to ‘Draw the Monster's Teeth and Claws’
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Zulu Warriors
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John Laband

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300180312.003.0016

In late 1878, Sir Bartle Frere requested the reinforcements his military advisers considered necessary for the impending war, but the government later denied his request. In his letter to Shepstone, Frere stated that he had to “draw the Monster's teeth and claws” and he could not achieve that while the Zulu military system remained intact.

Keywords:   Sir Bartle Frere, reinforcements, military advisers, Shepstone, war

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