THE FORGOTTEN FRONT, untold stories of the Anglo-Boer War in the Karoo

: de Jongh (M.) & Gordon (B.)

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264pp., illus., maps, paperback, (Durban), 2018


Considers the experiences of the local people and common soldiers in the small Karoo town of Colesberg and the surrounding area during the Anglo-Boer War.

Michael de Jongh is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology at the University of South Africa. His other publications include "A Forgotten First People - the southern Cape Hessequa" and "Roots and Routes: the Karretjie People of the Great Karoo", which won the Hiddingh-Currie Literary Award for academic excellence and service to society.
Belinda Gordon, now retired, was curator of the Greytown Museum in KwaZUlu-Natal and then the Colesberg Kemper Museum.