Field Guide to the Battlefields of South Africa

Author: Nicki von der Heyde
Publisher: Penguin Random House South Africa
ISBN: 1920545751
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Expert battlefields guide Nicki von der Heyde presents 71 battles covering three wars and a series of conflicts that shaped the course of South Africa’s history – from the colonial clashes that characterised the 18th and 19th centuries through to the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879 and the 2nd Anglo-Boer War of 1899–1902. Informative and lively accounts of the engagements are provided, with special attention given to the context, action, outcomes and principal combatants involved. Arranged in provincial and regional order, the Field Guide to the Battlefields of South Africa includes an array of special features that allow for an enthralling and multi-layered account of the battles: • 580 images • 80 illustrated timelines • 60 fact and feature boxes • 16 annotated battle maps • 10 regional locator maps • Detailed directions to each site • GPS co-ordinates for inaccessible locations. Comprehensive, compelling and vividly illustrated, the Field Guide to the Battlefields of South Africa is an indispensable tool for professional and amateur military historians as well as anyone interested in exploring South Africa’s fascinating history.

Guide to Sieges of South Africa

Author: Nicki Von Der Heyde
Publisher: Penguin Random House South Africa
ISBN: 9781775842019
Format: PDF, ePub
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A companion volume to the highly successful Field Guide to the Battlefields of South Africa, this features the pivotal sieges that characterised the Cape Frontier, Anglo-Zulu, Basotho and Anglo-Boer wars in one volume. Accounts of 17 sieges over the last two centuries explore in detail the historical context in which they occurred, the day-to-day military actions that sustained the investments and the conditions both soldiers and civilians faced while defending their territory against a hostile force. The siege descriptions are animated by maps and a variety of information boxes and human-interest stories, gleaned from diaries, letters and eye-witness accounts, while longer features focus on the practical aspects of siege warfare, such as artillery, medicine, food, and the psychological effects of besiegement. The book also provides practical information for visitors who wish to explore these historical sites. A fascinating read that will appeal to anyone interested in the volatile history of the country - armchair historians and travellers alike.

David Rattray s Guidebook to the Anglo Zulu War Battlefields

Author: David Rattray
Publisher: Pen & Sword
ISBN:
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David Rattray is known to many thousands of enthusiasts for his emotional and evocative lectures, he also owns a top battlefield-touring lodge Fugitive Drift, close to Iswandlwana and Rorke's Drift. This is David Rattray's first publication (his cassettes and videos have sold thousands) . No one is better qualified to explain the causes of this strange colonial war when British Imperial might was initially humiliated in a ghastly slaughter. Pride was somewhat salvaged by the heroic defense of Rorke's Drift and thereafter the Zulus were doomed. Today the battlefields are frequently visited and this attractive book is the perfect companion, being both authoritative, well illustrated and highly accessible.

Southern African Wildlife

Author: Mike Unwin
Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides
ISBN: 1841623474
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Introduces the habitats and animals in southern Africa, and offers travel tips and information for the locations, sights, and activities to do while visiting the area.

Rorke s Drift Isandlwana 1879

Author: Chris Peers
Publisher: The History Press
ISBN: 0750969695
Format: PDF, ePub
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Rorke's Drift in 1879 is undoubtedly the most famous of Britain's imperial battles. With South Africa becoming a more popular tourist destination, never has there been a better time to visit this iconic battlefield and trace the steps of the red-coated heroes who fought against overwhelming odds, winning 11 Victoria Crosses. This richly illustrated book features the most thorough and recent examination of the battlefield, showing exactly what happened where and what can still be seen.

Tissue Salts for Healthy Living

Author: Margaret Roberts
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781770077737
Format: PDF, ePub
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Tissue Salts are a group of 12 minerals that should be present in our bodies to ensure good health and well-being. These salts are found naturally in the earth's rocks and soil, and are present in food grown organically in mineral-rich soils.

Guide to Sieges of South Africa

Author: Nicki von der Heyde
Publisher: Penguin Random House South Africa
ISBN: 1775842037
Format: PDF, Docs
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In this companion volume to the highly successful Field Guide to the Battlefields of South Africa, the pivotal sieges that characterised the Cape Frontier, Anglo-Zulu, Basotho and Anglo-Boer wars are brought together in one volume. Accounts of 17 sieges over the last two centuries explore in detail the historical context in which they occurred, the day-to-day military actions that sustained the investments and the conditions both soldiers and civilians faced while defending their territory against a hostile force. The siege descriptions are animated by maps, timelines and a variety of information boxes and human-interest stories, gleaned mainly from diaries, letters and eye-witness accounts, while long-form features focus on the practical aspects of siege warfare, such as artillery, medicine, food, and the psychological effects of besiegement. The book also provides practical information for visitors who wish to explore these historical sites. A fascinating read that will appeal to anyone interested in the volatile history of the country – armchair historians and travellers alike.

Discovering the Battlefields of the Anglo Zulu War

Author: Ken Gillings
Publisher: 30 Degrees South Publishers
ISBN: 1928211186
Format: PDF
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Interest in KwaZulu-NatalÕs battlefields Ð especially those of the Anglo-Zulu War Ð has soared since the film Zulu first screened in 1964, followed by Zulu Dawn in 1979 (the centenary of the Anglo-Zulu War). During the centenary, the famous battlefields of Isandlwana and RorkeÕs Drift were made Ôtourist-friendlyÕ by the then Natal Provincial Administration and controls were put in place by the heritage authorities to prevent relics from being plundered. Supported by effective marketing from the Battlefield Route Association and the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Tourism Authority, the battlefields have become a must-see. Indeed, RorkeÕs Drift has become a tourist icon. Specialist battlefield guides have been trained and are considered to be among the best in the world. New hotels and lodges have been built with battlefield tourism resulting in the creation of an estimated 7,500 permanent jobs in what is termed the Battlefield Region. There are, of course, many more Anglo-Zulu War sites to be seen: Discovering the Battlefields will enable visitors to find them and to read an account that is not too lengthy yet has sufficient content to bring it to life. GPS coordinates will enable those wishing to undertake a journey of exploration. The book is also a useful training manual for prospective battlefield guides. Above all, however, the author shares his knowledge gleaned from over 50 years of researching the Anglo-Zulu War. He has blended firsthand accounts passed on from participants on both sides to subsequent generations with official or newly researched information that has become available in recent years. It is written in a style that is neither technical nor dramatic, is extensively illustrated with photographs of personalities and places and includes comprehensive maps of all the battle sites.

Brothers in War and Peace

Author: Dennis Cruywagen
Publisher: Random House Struik
ISBN: 9781770226005
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The fascinating story of Constand and Abraham Viljoen, identical twins who stood on opposite political sides but came together to prevent civil war in South Africa

Zulu Rising

Author: Ian Knight
Publisher: Pan
ISBN: 9780330445931
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The battle of Isandlwana was the single most destructive incident in the 150 year history of the British colonization of South Africa. In one bloody day, over 800 British troops, 500 of their allies, and at least 2,000 Zulus were killed. In Zulu Rising, Ian Knight gives full weight to the Zulu experience and explores the reality of the fighting through the eyes of men who took part on both sides. Includes 16 pages of black and white photographs.