The manuscript instructions of Lord Chelmsfords are forwarded for the Consideration off Officers Comdg Columns when entering Zululand.
They were found among Colonel Durnford's papers on the battlefield of Isandhlwana in May 1879 .and their signature may be Chelmsford's own...
The sixteenth of them ordered :
The possible tactics of the Zulus are as follow -
(A) Avoid the Troops and attack our line of communications-
(B) Attack the Column when on the line of march-
(C) Attack the camp at night & charge into it with all numbers
(D) Await attack in position between White , & Black Umvelosi Rivers
Incredible ! (C) Attack the camp at night & charge into it with all numbers
A near this, some will wonder what could have happened January 22, 1879 at Isandhlwana !
Lord Chemlsford did not even have imagined that the Zulu royal army dares to attack a British camp in broad daylight !
Before the January 22, 1879, in the spirit of Lord Chemlsford, which would arrive at Isandhlwana , this was impossible !