The ‘Daredevil’ Prince Imperial of France died on June 1, 1879 in South Africa, speared by Zulu warriors. While the British officers who were meant to protect him fled in the face of the surprise attack, what was the heroic way in which the Prince died.

Answer: There were found to be seventeen spear wounds in his front and none in his back, indicating that he had faced his adversaries bravely and had not run away.

Source: The Washing of the Spears – The Rise and Fall of the Zulu Nation by Donald R Morris; Farewell the Trumpets by James Morris

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