Field Guide to the Battlefields of South Africa

Author: Nicki von der Heyde
Publisher: Penguin Random House South Africa
ISBN: 1920545751
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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: 1775842037
Format: PDF, ePub
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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, ePub
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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.

KwaZulu Natal Rough Guides Snapshot South Africa

Author: Rough Guides
Publisher: Rough Guides UK
ISBN: 0241188709
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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How to use this Rough Guides Snapshot This Rough Guides Snapshot is one of a new generation of informative and easy-to-use travel-guide eBooks that guarantees you make the most of your visit. An essential tool for pre-trip planning, it also makes a great travel companion when you're on the road. Introduction to the KwaZulu-Natal is a good place to start, with an overview of the region's big attractions and a list of highlights. From the table of contents, you can click straight to the main sections of the guide, which includes features on all the main sights and attractions. You'll find practical information on the country as a whole, including details on flights, in Basics. Shorter contents lists appear at the start of every section in the guide to make chapter navigation quick and easy. You can jump back to these by tapping the links that sit with an arrow icon. Detailed area maps can be found in the guide and in the dedicated map section, which also includes a full country map, accessible from the table of contents. Depending on your hardware, you can double-tap on the maps to see larger-scale versions, or select different scales. There are also thumbnails below more detailed maps - in these cases, you can opt to "zoom left/top" or "zoom right/bottom" or view the full map. The screen-lock function on your device is recommended when viewing enlarged maps. Make sure you have the latest software updates, too. Throughout the guide, we've flagged up our favourite places - a perfectly sited hotel, an atmospheric café, a special restaurant. You can select your own favourites and create a personalized itinerary by bookmarking the sights, venues and activities that are of interest, giving you the quickest possible access to everything you'll need for your time away.

The Middlebrook Guide to the Somme Battlefields

Author: Mary Middlebrook
Publisher: Casemate Publishers
ISBN: 1844155331
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Since Roman times, the French department of the Somme has witnessed many wars, including Grecy (1346), Agincourt (1415), the Franco-Prussian War of 1870 and, of course, the two World Wars. It is the Great War that has the dubious distinction of being the most notorious and 1 July 1916, the opening day of the Battle of the Somme, was the costliest in our nation's long history with some 60,000 British casualties. Thirty-five years ago Martin Middlebrook opened his literary career by writing The First Day on the Somme and, seven years later, The Kaiser's Battle, his description of the first day of the German 1918 Spring Offensive over much the same area. Having also taken numerous tours and given many lectures he knows the ground intimately. This superb guide book sets out to describe every place on the Somme where there is a military cemetery, memorial, preserved trench or crater not just from the First World War but throughout the ages until the Allies swept away the Nazi armies during their 1944 advance. Aided by his wife Mary, Martin has used his encyclopaedic knowledge to make this a truly formidable work. It is more than just a guide book as readers will benefit from the descriptive powers and sound research that are the hallmarks of this highly respected historian.

Der Totenmacher

Author: Stuart MacBride
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641197961
Format: PDF
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Es ist ein bizarrer Fund: Als man eine Mumie auf einer Mülldeponie entdeckt, vermutet die Polizei, dass sie aus einem Museum entwendet wurde. Bis eine weitere mumifizierte Leiche gefunden wird, und Röntgenaufnahmen beweisen, dass die Toten keineswegs antik sind: Die Männer wurden Opfer eines Killers, der mit höchster Grausamkeit vorging und dessen Werk noch nicht vollendet ist ... DC Callum MacGregor ermittelt in der rätselhaftesten Mordserie, die das schottische Oldcastle je gesehen hat.

KwaZulu Natal Rough Guides Snapshot South Africa includes Durban Pietermaritzburg the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Hluhluwe Imfolozi Park Lake St Lucia Central Zululand and the Battlefields

Author: Barbara McCrea
Publisher: Rough Guides UK
ISBN: 1409314782
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Rough Guide Snapshot to KwaZulu-Natal is the ultimate travel guide to this fascinating part of South Africa. It guides you through the region with reliable information and comprehensive coverage of all the sights and attractions, from Durban to the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg and Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park to Lake St Lucia. Detailed maps and up-to-date listings pinpoint the best cafés, restaurants, hotels, shops, bars and nightlife, ensuring you have the best trip possible, whether passing through, staying for the weekend or longer. Also included is the Basics section from the Rough Guide to South Africa, with all the practical information you need for travelling in and around this beautiful region of South Africa, including transport, food, drink, costs, health, national parks and festivals. Also published as part of the Rough Guide to South Africa, Lesotho & Swaziland. Full coverage: Durban, The Hibiscus Coast, Umhlanga Rocks, Valley of a Thousand Hills, Pietermaritzburg, The Midlands, the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg, the Elephant Coast, Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park, Lake St Lucia, Mkhuze Game Reserve, Mputaland, Ithala Game Reserve, Zululand, the Battlefields, Eshowe and Ladysmith. (Equivalent printed page extent 116 pages).

Balthasars Verm chtnis

Author: Charlotte Otter
Publisher: CulturBooks
ISBN: 3944818164
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Ein schneller, tougher Krimi aus Südafrika: Kriminalreporterin Magdalena Cloete hat vielleicht einen Fehler gemacht, als sie den Anrufer mit der leisen Stimme abwimmelte. Denn jetzt ist er tot. Jemand hat Balthasar vier Kugeln in die Brust gejagt. Es ist das Post-Apartheid-Südafrika der Jahrtausendwende. In Pietermaritzburg, Hauptstadt der Provinz KwaZulu-Natal, regiert jetzt der ANC. Doch in den Townships und Dörfern regieren auch Angst und Aberglaube ... War es ein politischer Mord? Maggies Instinkte schlagen Alarm und auf der Suche nach der Wahrheit legt sie sich mit lokalen Politikern und Gangstern an – und hat auf einmal Schlägertypen an der Hacke. Doch Drohungen und selbst Anschläge verstärken nur Maggies Sturheit. Denn mittlerweile weiß sie genug über Balthasars Leben und sein Engagement in der Aidshilfe, um ihre professionelle Distanz in den Wind zu schießen und mit gefährlichen Stunts ihren Hals zu riskieren.

The South African Bushveld

Author: Lee Gutteridge
Publisher: 30° South Publishers
ISBN: 1920143130
Format: PDF, Docs
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The is the first photographic field guide to be published about South Africa that covers a cross-section of the most prominent animals, plants, birds, insects and tracks and signs of the Bushveld

A Field Guide to Gettysburg

Author: Carol Reardon
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469608189
Format: PDF
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In this lively guide to the Gettysburg battlefield, Carol Reardon and Tom Vossler invite readers to participate in a tour of this hallowed ground. Ideal for carrying on trips through the park as well as for the armchair historian, this book includes comprehensive maps and deft descriptions of the action that situate visitors in time and place. Crisp narratives introduce key figures and events, and eye-opening vignettes help readers more fully comprehend the import of what happened and why. A wide variety of contemporary and postwar source materials offer colorful stories and present interesting interpretations that have shaped--or reshaped--our understanding of Gettysburg today. Each stop addresses the following: What happened here? Who fought here? Who commanded here? Who fell here? Who lived here? How did participants remember this event?