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Aug 31, 2005 - South Africa - The Battlefields

From the Drakensberg we headed 1hr east into a vast area that is commonly known as 'The Battlefields' area. The battles between the Zulu's and the British being what we were interested in. Since watching the classic film Zulu (with Michael Cane) 'Rorkes Drift' always comes to mind but upon investigation the story is actually much bigger and the major battle where the British lost was at Islanlwana a few km's away. The lead up to the war came about at the time of the diamond mining in SA when the accelerated capitalisation of the area led to...

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