Maybe these authors imagined their fallen countrymen as their contemporary version of the Spartans.
But this is just revisionist history taught by those who would have their history portray anything other than men who ran at the first sign of a defeat.
The memorial above honors the Zulu impi who taught the haughty Brits a thing or two about heroism.
Modern battlefield archaeologists have found no large groupings of ammunition, no mass graves, no signs of trenches - no signs to confirm the myth of the brave British soldier.
What has been discovered are the tell-tale signs of a group of men on the run.
Abandoned arms and ammunition have been discovered well past the site of the British camp in a pattern that would suggest an immediate retreat.
Next time you see a movie that tells the tale of brave British soldiers who fought to the last man - Just call "Bullshiggidy" on that ish.
(It's not "Black" History -It's World History.)