Guide to Sieges of South Africa: Anglo-Boer Wars;Anglo-Zulu War; Frontier Wars; Basuto Wars

Guide to Sieges of South Africa: Anglo-Boer Wars;Anglo-Zulu War; Frontier Wars; Basuto Wars

by Nicki von der Heyde

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ISBN-13: 9781775842019
Publisher: Penguin International
Publication date: 08/17/2017
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Author of Field Guide to Battlefields of South Africa, Nicki von der Heyde read History at the University of Cape Town.
She is a specialist battlefi elds tour operator, a Fellow of the Royal
Geographical Society and an honorary life member of the Anglo-Zulu War Historical Society.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 6

Preface 7

Foreword 8

Introduction 10

Map of South Africa 14

Prelude to the Siege of Durban (1842) 16

Siege of Durban 18

Prelude to Eastern Cape Sieges (1847-48, 1850-51) 28

Siege of Fort Peddie 30

Siege of Fort Cox 36

Siege of Fort Armstrong 40

Prelude to Basutoland Sieges (1865, 1879) 46

Siege of Thaba-Bosiu 50

Siege of Mount Moorosi 56

Prelude to the Anglo-Zulu War (1879) 64

Siege of Eshowe 66

Prelude to the 1st Anglo-Boer War (1880-81) 72

Siege of Potchefstroom 76

Siege of Rustenburg 92

Siege of Lydenburg 98

Prelude to the 2nd Anglo-Boer War (1899-1902) 106

Siege of Mafeking 112

Siege of Kimberley 134

Siege of Ladysmith 154

Siege of Jammersberg Drift (Wepener) 178

Siege of Lindley 186

Siege of Elands River (Braklaagte) 196

Siege of O'Kiep 202

Picture credits 211

Index 212

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