South African born and bred, David Rattray's name is today synonymous with the Anglo-Zulu War. His lecture tours world-wide are hugely popular and Fugitives Drift Lodge, which he and his wife Nicky run, is the mecca for visitors to the battlefields, the best known of which are Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift. To hear him speak of those dramatic events of more that 100 years ago is a hugely memorable and moving experience.
Now for the first time, thanks to this book, his encyclopaedic knowledge is available to a much wider audience. With its magnificent colour artwork, including superb pictures by Jason Askew, detailed maps and lively and informative text, David Rattray's Guidebook to the Anglo-Zulu War Battlefields will be greatly welcomed by both readers at home and visitors to the sites themselves.
Significantly Dr Adrian Greaves, who has edited this splendid book, is not only a long-standing friend of David Rattray but also a leading member of the Anglo-Zulu War Historical Society which has done so much to promote interest and scholarship in this subject. (Dr Greaves book Rorke's Drift is also available from Jonathan Ball Publishers)