With a burning interest in the history of South Africa and in the Natal-KZN battlefields from tramping over most of these for almost 60 years, this easy reading and fascinating book came as a huge leap in my knowledge of South African military and historical conflicts.
Did you know? ; 1] Bartholomew Diaz is the first formally recorded European visitor to South Africa and on display at Wits University, is the actual stone cross planted by him on our east coast in 1488. 2] In 1823 a huge force of some 40 000 Mantatees attacked Latakoo town near Kuruman! 3] The 1914 Rebellion against British rule after the formation of the Union, started in Memel and ended up at Mushroom Valley. 4] In action in the Boer War at Tontelboschkolk and other battle sites , a bitter enemy of the British was Jacob van Deventer who was knighted after the 1st World War for his role as commander-in-chief in the East African Campaign.
Thank you the Late Tim Couzens for your hard work and dedicated research in writing this book and giving me so many new and intriguing knowledge gems of South Africa.