By Ian KnightOn eleven January 1879 the British Empire went to conflict with the self sufficient nation of Zululand. The British expected a rapid and decisive victory, putting nice religion in sleek firepower; no plans have been made for suppressing the Zulu over a chronic interval, or for supplying shielding positions from which to occupy Zulu territory. despite the fact that, the losses suffered at Isandlwana and Rorke's flow quick altered the British technique; in the course of the remainder of the warfare, the British fortified nearly each place they occupied in Zululand, from everlasting column depots to transitority halts. This name explores British shielding ideas hired through the conflict, and the way those regarding modern engineering conception. one of the websites lined are Eshowe project Station, forts Pearson and Tenedos, and Rorke's float.