The Battle of Talana was the first major engagement of the Anglo-Boer War. Although it ended with no conclusive result, it provided an opportunity for both Boer and British forces to appreciate the strength of their opponents.
Battles of the Anglo-Boer War series provides an accessible guide to some of the major campaigns, battles and battlefields of this historic conflict in KwaZulu-Natal. The books are written for the general reader as well as for historians seeking fresh insights into the events leading up to, during and after the battles. The text is supported by contemporary accounts and photographs, some of which have never previously been published. Maps show in detail the routes and dispositions of the opposing forces for each battle.
Pam McFadden grew up in northern KwaZulu-Natal and her fascination with the military history and stories of the area began at an early age. She has done considerable research into the military conflicts fought in the vicinity of Dundee and regularly conducts tours around these battlefields. Her involvement in promoting the battlefields of the region and establishing the Battlefields Route has resulted in greater awareness of them and an increasing number of visitors to them. Her presentations on the area both within and outside South Africa and her numerous publications have all assisted in promoting the unique history of this region.