Zulu Warrior.

Number 24 in a set of 25 cigarette cards entitled 'Picturesque People of the Empire' issued by Ogden's branch of the Imperial Tobacco Co. Ltd. There is a picture on one side with an inscription reading 'Zulu Warrior', and a description on the other side. The text on the reverse reads: 'Under the rule of the famous Chaka the Zulus became a powerful nation. By re-organizing his armies and improving their weapons he made himself master of Natal and Zululand. Chaka’s nephew, Cetywayo, revived the military glories of his uncle, and equipped some of his regiments with firearms. He came into conflict with the British and after heavy fighting the Zulus were ultimately defeated at Ulundi in 1879. Zulu warriors were usually dressed in leopard or ox-skins, with feather head-dresses and ornaments of coral and metal. The great ox-hide shields were 4-6 feet long.'

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