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- My name is History, and my Art is War.
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- The year of 2017 – a sign of things to come…??
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The Duke of Lancaster’s, on the right, with Lt.-Col. Lighten on the right. We briefly, applied the following principles to each of the two battles mentioned, and discussed and absored it as the day allowed. Permit me to state that if … Continue reading
Yes, that is me, standing next to the Covenant wagon at the site of the Battle of Blood River. Like I have said, I tour any Natal battlefield you can think of, (that is not further than a day’s ride, … Continue reading
Our Southern Hemisphere winter is just sort of expiring, and the weather has been sort of psychotic up to now, to put it mildly. Howling gales, scorching berg winds one day, with a sudden drop in temperature late afternoon, which … Continue reading
We have all had that moment when that first negative review appears on whatever booking site you and your establishment may find itself. We at History’s Walk B&B were negatively reviewed in 2009 by an American visitor and his girlfriend, … Continue reading
My reading list (so far…..) 1. Boer Wars 1815-1902 Farwell, Byron, The Great Boer War, , MacKays of Chatham, Chatham, Kent, Wordsworth 1999 Edition Crisp, Robert, The Outlanders: The story of the men who made Johannesburg, Mayflower Books Ltd., 1074, … Continue reading
It is turning out to be a very mild winter in the Battlefields so far. We have been blessed with perfect weather, albeit somewhat chilly in the late afternoon and at night, but the days have been glorious so far. … Continue reading
I have four maternal ancestors who fought in this battle. It was an epic, tragic struggle that in all probability should never have taken place, had it not been for the treachery of the Zulu King, Dingane. The Blood River … Continue reading
At History’s Walk we can definitely arrange a full day of touring for you. I am a registered Kwazulu – Natal provincial guide who does battlefield tours to all major sites of the three wars that were fought in this province. I … Continue reading
Any good battlefield guide, especially in KZN, will know that guiding clients around any battlefield in the province is one of the most intellectually stimulating pastimes in the country. This small group of men and women are among the best in the world at what they do, and I believe my following opinion will explain why Continue reading