beast Horn In December 1878, Britain declared war Zulus - warlike tribe living on the territory of modern South - Africa. The pretext - is quite shaky, admittedly - were disagreement about the boundaries between Zululand and the British colony of Natal; but the true goal, set by the British, was a complete defeat of the Zulu army, the last native forces still capable of countering British interests in the region, and then joining the Zulu territory to the British Confederation. There is a legend that Shaq has forever changed the nature of the fighting of the people, when invented the lance with a flat edge, suitable for use in close combat. Perhaps it really was: the merit attributed to him and the Zulu sources, and white travelers of the XIX century ... His innovative ideas in the field of war have left their mark in Zulu folklore, and can, and not only there, because Shaq clearly improved fighting equipment to an unprecedented level, and his art glorified warrior in a variety of songs and stories. He was probably one of the greatest military geniuses of his time. Rejecting the indiscriminate throwing light copies Shack introduced their own people with the advantages of close combat and melee, he taught to push the enemy large shields, and then pierce the enemy lost his balance short spear of the new sample. If one can judge by the results, Shaka was a great warrior. By 1824 the Zulus have eclipsed all of his opponents, extending influence throughout the region, many times greater than their native country.