National Geographic : 1925 Feb
Photograph from O.W.Barrett WARRIORS OF A CRACK ROYAL ZULU IMPI The shields are of a model prescribed by King Chaka. This cruel tyrant, whose people were thescourge ofSouth Africa, said nowarrior in his impis, or regiments, would wish to protect from the spear thrusts of his enemies any part of his body except theabdomen; hence thetiny shield. The Zulu is a magnificent physical type. A large percentage of the warriors are more than six feet in height and thewomen arealmost astall. Their color is a brownish-chocolate shade.