Category Archives: British Army

‘n KZN slagveldtoer in Afrikaans, met Covid 19 en al.

Die Noord-Natalse dorp, Dundee, bevind dit self in die hart van verskeie slagvelde, uit drie oorloë, waarvan min mense oënskynlik weet. ‘n Toer deur Noord-Natal is nie net grasdakhutte, Khoisantekeninge en Ngunibeeste nie! Ek is ‘n onafhanklike slagveldgids wat al … Continue reading

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Spioenkop and other iconic destinations of the history tourist – the ramblings of a battlefield guide in Northern Natal

We are on the eve of celebrating our 15th year in the Kwazulu-Natal battlefield guiding industry. (Left-Isandlwana Mountain, taken from the Drift. One of the more ominous silhouettes in British Army history.) The industry has shown upward and downward curves, … Continue reading

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My name is History, and my Art is War.

A battlefield tour is probably the last thing you are thinking about right now. I have been conducting battlefield tours in this part of the world for over twelve years now, and the people I have met many people lured … Continue reading

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So, you want to do a Battlefield Tour…? here’s a few thoughts.

So, you want to do a battlefield tour in the far-off wastelands of the ancient Zulu Kingdom, do you….? Here is a pointer or two: I am a specialist military history guide, and I do battlefield tours. I am known … Continue reading

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“By the power invested in me, soldier…..”

For far too long have we neglected this treasure. David Rattray knew this from the beginning. I never saw eye to eye with him, but we were never enemies. There is a number of guides shaping and building their own … Continue reading

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A battlefield analysis with the 4th Battalion, Duke of Lancaster’s at Isandlwana

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

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