I am currently training to be a battlefield tour guide here in South Africa. It’s a slow process and I am guilty of procrastinating with my homework. 

But, I have joined The Battlefield Guides Association and have been lucky enough to join them for some recent educational trips.

The last one I attended happened, at the start of September, and was a chance for experienced guides to visit some little-known corners of the Anglo-Zulu War. 

It really is a pleasure to meet such a bunch of friendly and knowledgable people, and I really did learn so much from the experience. 

Below is the Video diary I kept of our latest trip (the video here goes live at 4pm UK time on Thursday Sept 23rd):

If you want to see on a map the places shown in the film then please use the app https://what3words.com/ and then you can just search for the locations below (it really is an excellent app).

Conference Hill – unmodified.thicken.manufacturer

Ntombe Drift (exact site I was standing to give my lecture in the video) – ironworker.agreeable.twinning

Filter and Larsen memorial – mainly.squinting.handsets

Fort Clery, Luneburg – beacon.networks.unclear

Graves of Captain Moriarty and Surgeon Cobbin – mediocrity.humiliated.implores

Hopefully South Africa will soon be removed from the UK Covid red list and lots of people can begin to visit us again and see the amazing battlefields. 

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