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ZULU MILITARY ORGANISATION.

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ZULU MILITARY ORGANISATION. The existence among the Zulus of a military organisation based upon the principle of universal compulsory service, and the advanced tactical for- mations in which these dark warriors attack, are explicable by the simple fact that the one and the other have been imported into the country by men who were fomerlyofficers and non-commissioned officers in the Prussian Army. In 1857, a great portion of the English-German Legion, which had been formed during the Crimean War, mainly of ex-Prussian soldiers under the command of an ex- German officer, were transported to the Cape, and settled in the neighbourhood of the Kaffir frontier as a military frontier guard. As, however, the promises made by the English to these mili- tary settlers, and on the strength of which these latter had consented to proceed to the Cape, were not kept, many of those who had been thus induced to join the frontier force left it, and became dis- persed m all directions. Some of these wanderers doubtless settled down in Kaffirland and as it would now appear, have introduced into their new country Prussian ideas of military organisation, Prussian drill, and Prussian tactical formations and manoeuvres.

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