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.