Vegter en Balling: Boereoorlog-ervarings van veldkornet Charles von Maltitz

ISBN-9780624056935

 

Following his capture in the Brandwater Basin at the end of July 1900, Boer fieldcornet Charles von Maltitz’s was kept prisoner in the Green Point and Simon's Town POW camps and later in Trichinipoly in India. His remarkable diary paints a fascinating picture of life as a Boer prisoner of war. It tells of physical hardships and emotional stress, sickness and death, infidelity of Boer women, and his dramatic escape from the camp in India. His sharp observations and insight offer a unique view of the daily life in the camps and conflict between pro-British Boers and the irreconcilables. After the war, Von Maltitz became a successful farmer and leading figure in the Ficksburg District of the Orange Free State.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Os: Die Outobiografie

ISBN-0624043819

 

Jacobus Petrus "Os" du Randt (born 8 September 1972) retired as the most-capped forward in the history of the Springboks (a record since surpassed by current Springboks John Smit and Victor Matfield). For most of his career, he played in the domestic Currie Cup for the Free State Cheetahs, though he spent one season with the Blue Bulls. In Super Rugby, he represented the Free State Cheetahs and later represented the Cats franchise (now known as the Lions), spent one season with the Bulls before returning to the Cats. He ended his career as one of the last remaining international-level players from the amateur era of the sport and the last active member of the 1995 World Cup-winning squad. His final match was the 2007 Rugby World Cup final, which the Springboks won, with du Randt playing the entire 80 minutes. Os (his Afrikaans nickname means Ox due to his big, muscular build) was a powerful scrummager and a hard worker around the field. He also had very good ball-handling skills for a prop, and his defence was solid.

 

 

 

 

Os: The Autobiography

ISBN-0624043819

 

Jacobus Petrus "Os" du Randt (born 8 September 1972) retired as the most-capped forward in the history of the Springboks (a record since surpassed by current Springboks John Smit and Victor Matfield). For most of his career, he played in the domestic Currie Cup for the Free State Cheetahs, though he spent one season with the Blue Bulls. In Super Rugby, he represented the Free State Cheetahs and later represented the Cats franchise (now known as the Lions), spent one season with the Bulls before returning to the Cats. He ended his career as one of the last remaining international-level players from the amateur era of the sport and the last active member of the 1995 World Cup-winning squad. His final match was the 2007 Rugby World Cup final, which the Springboks won, with du Randt playing the entire 80 minutes. Os (his Afrikaans nickname means Ox due to his big, muscular build) was a powerful scrummager and a hard worker around the field. He also had very good ball-handling skills for a prop, and his defence was solid.

 

 

 

 

 

Seasons of Glory: The Life and Times of Bob Loubser

ISBN-9780620369619

 

First published in 1999, this is the revised and updated edition. Loubser was a famous Springbok rugby player in the 1906/07 team to the UK, scoring 24 tries in 21 matches on the wing, plus an oustanding athlete, a career-minded land surveyor, a loyal and dedicated rugby administrator and for a time, a politician. Updates include publication of some of the diaries of Hubert Reid, a member of the 1906/07 Springboks. One of the greatest legends the Stellenbosch RFC (now University of Stellenbosch RFC) has ever produced, Loubser played for Western Province and later Transvaal. He was capped as Springbok number 85, and made his Test debut on 12 September 1903 vs British Isles in Cape Town, aged only 19, and played his last Test on 3 September 1910 vs the British Isles in Cape Town, aged 26.

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