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ONGEKENDE ELLENDE:

Rampe wat Suid-Afrika oor die Eeue Geruk het

 

(Binnekort beskikbaar)

Die boek is 'n opvolg op die eerste boek oor Suid-Afrikaanse rampe, Nerens Veilig (Protea Uitgewers, 2021).

 

In Ongekende Ellende word weereens 'n verskeidenheid van rampe behandel, maar hierdie keer meer onbekend by lesers - hoewel ewe dramaties - as wat in die eerste boek verskyn het.

 

Die skrywer kyk onder andere na die ongelooflike verhaal van die noodlot van die Hollandse skip De Gouden Buys (1695) wat aan die Kaapse Weskus gestrand het, die pokke-epidemie van 1713 en later, die Groot Brand van 1869 wat groot dele van die Suid- en Oos-Kaap verwoes het, die vernietigende vloed van 1871 in die Karoo-dorp Victoria-Wes, die aangrypende Blaaukrantzbrug-treinramp in 1911 en die Groot Droogte en Depressie van die 1930s. 

 

Dan was daar ook meer onlangse skokkende gebeurtenisse soos die Merriespruit mynramp in 1994 en die Ellispark sokkerramp van 2001 waarin 43 mense gesterf het. Die boek word goed aangevul deur dramatiese foto's van die onderskeie rampe.

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ISANDLWANA TO ULUNDI:

The Anglo-Zulu War of 1879

(British edition - Hard cover)

 

ISBN 9781445699301

‘Dear Sister and Brother, death has been very busy gathering his harvest in this country,’ wrote a soldier of the 80th Regiment from the brutal Anglo-Zulu War front in April 1879. ‘War in all its horrors has been let loose.’

 

Few wars have captured the imagination as much as this conflict, and foreign names like Isandlwana, Rorke’s Drift and Gingindlovu have become entrenched in British military folklore. Eleven Victoria Crosses were earned during the epic bloody battle at Rorke’s Drift.

 

Isandlwana to Ulundi is a compelling narrative of Lord Chelmsford’s invasion of Zululand to conquer Zulu king Cetshwayo’s royal capital of Ulundi.

 

Through soldiers’ letters from a ferocious front, war memoirs and other literary sources, a vivid picture is painted of the course of the conflict, the pressures of war on individuals and units, and of the harsh conditions under which they lived, fought and died.

 

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