Field Guide to the Battlefields of South Africa

The Field Guide to the Battlefields of South Africa presents 71 battles, giving directions and co-ordinates, while timelines place each battle in its time context.
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Title: Field Guide to the Battlefields of South Africa
Author: Nicki von der Heyde
Publisher: Random House Struik
Imprint: Travel and Heritage
Cape Town, South Africa 2013
ISBN 978143170100 / ISBN 978-1-4317-0100-1
Softcover, 15 x 21 cm, 352 pages, throughout photos, illustrations and maps

Description: Field Guide to the Battlefields of South Africa

The Field Guide to the Battlefields of South Africa presents 71 battles covering three wars and a series of conflicts that shaped the course of South Africa’s history, from the colonial clashes that characterised the 18th and 19th centuries to the 2nd Anglo-Boer War of 1899–1902. Informative and lively accounts of the engagements are provided, with special attention given to the context, action, outcomes and principal combatants involved. Arranged in provincial and regional order, it includes an array of special features that allow for an enthralling and multi-layered account of the battles: 580 images; 80 illustrated timelines; 60 fact and feature boxes; 16 annotated battle maps; 10 regional locator maps; Detailed directions to each site; GPS co-ordinates for inaccessible locations. Comprehensive, compelling and vividly illustrated, the Field Guide to the Battlefields of South Africa is an indispensable tool for professional and amateur military historians as well as anyone interested in exploring South Africa’s fascinating history.

Content: Field Guide to the Battlefields of South Africa

About this book
Introduction: Battle categories
Pietermaritzburg & Durban Region

Battle of Zaailaager
Battle of Durban
Battle of Mome Gorge
Ulundi Region
Battle of Ndondakasuka
Battle of Gingingdlovu
Battle of italeni
Battle of Gqokli Hill
Battle of Ulundi
Battle of Tshaneni
Ladysmith region
Battle of Willowgrange
Armoured train disaster and Churchill's capture
Battle of Colenso
Battle of Spioenkop
Battle of Vaalkrans
Battle of Tugela Heights
Battle of Platrand
Battle of Ladysmith
Battle of Rietfontein
Battle of Elandslaagte
Battle of Surrender Hill
Battle of Groenkop
Dundee region
Battle of Isandlwana
Battle of Rorke's Drift
Death of the Prince Imperial of France
Battle of Talana Hill
Battle of Blood River
Battle of Blood River Poort
Battle of Scheeper's Nek
Battle of Hlobane
Battle of Khambula
Battle of Holkrans
Newcastle region
Battle of Ingogo
Battle of Botha's Pass
Battle of Laing's Nek
Battle of Majuba Hill
Battle of Alleman Nek
Pretoria, Johannesburg & surrounding regions

Battle of Bergendal
Battle of Bakenlaagte
Battle of Rhenosterkop
Battle of Bronkhorstspruit
Battle of Diamond Hill
Battle of Doornkop
Battle of Roodewal
Battle of Doornkraal
Battle of Rooiwal
Battle of Vegkop
Bloemfontein & Kimberley regions

Battle of Biddulphsberg
Battle of Berea
Battle of Sannaspos
Battle of Driefontein
Battle of Poplar Grove
Battle of Paardeberg
Battle of Boshof
Battle of Magersfontein
Battle of Modder River
Battle of Koedoesberg Drift
Battle of Graspan
Battle of Belmont
Battle of Fabersput
Battle of Lattakoo
Colesberg region
Battle of Boomplaats
Battle of swartkoppies
Battle of Pink Hill
Battle of West Australia Hill
Battle of Stormberg
Battle of Labuschagne's Nek
Grahamstown region

Slagtersnek Rebellion
Battle of Grahamstown
Cape Town region

Battle of Muizenberg
Battle of Blaauwberg
Chronology of battles and checklist
Picture credits