At the outbreak of the Second Anglo-Boer War on 11 October 1899, approximately 25,000 Boers invaded the British colony of Natal from the Zuid Afrikaansche Republiek and the Orange Free State. The colony was the scene of some of the most important battles of the war, as well as the Siege of Ladysmith which lasted for 118 days. In addition to maps and details of the locations of the various sites, this guide provides a brief insight into the most significant battles and events in the area.
Information is also given about concentration camps, hospitals, memorials and graves, together with clear directions to places listed in the text. The maps have been specially drawn for this publication and many of the photographs were published for the first time in the first edition of this book.
Steve Watt & Gilbert Torlage
Steve Watt has been researching the Anglo-Boer War for over 35 years. His work has resulted in a seminal publication of the deaths and graves of the Imperial forces engaged in the conflict. He has conducted numerous tours around the battle sites, published many articles and presented papers at conferences on his specific field of interest.
Gilbert Torlage lived at the foot of Spioenkop for several years, has studied and written on aspects of this battlefield and has made an academic study of various aspects of the Anglo-Boer War in KwaZulu-Natal. Over the past 35 years he has conducted numerous tours to Spioenkop and other battlefields relating to the Siege of Ladysmith and the British attempts to relieve the town.