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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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The year 2017 – A review on the run

What it is all about. My trusty old Condor at the De Jagersdrift turn-off. I was on my way to the Blood River museum here. This year had proven to be an exceptionally good year, so far. To be quite … 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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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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