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Wars always generate stories and everybody loves a story. Rob Milne has compiled this selection of Anglo-Boer War stories from all over South Africa and recounts them in a book that saddens, mystifies, but most of all entertains.
Rob Milne was born in Johannesburg in 1953 and educated at St. David's Marist College and the University of the Witwatersrand. From an early age he spent most of his free time in the veld exploring the South African battlefields with his father, developing a keen interest in the Second Anglo-Boer War, archaeology and geology. He served in the South African Air Force in 1972 and saw active service in South West Africa and Angola, which further stimulated his passion for military history. In over 50 years of tramping the battlefields, skirmish sites and cemeteries of the Anglo-Boer War, Rob has developed an insight into what really happened over 110 years ago. His wanderings have led him to some amazing archaeological discoveries in the field of ancient rock engravings; his 18 years of research on the subject, with international collaboration, will be published in the near future. Rob is the chief financial officer for a large group of companies in the timber industry and lives in Johannesburg.