Van die jongste tot die oudste was ons almal vegsmanne, en ek herhaal maar net wat ander van ons gesê het as ek sê dat ons die beste skuts van die wêreld was. Ons Boere het so te sê groot geword met die geweer in die hand en in die saal, en die krygsmantalent was in die Boer se bloed. Dis iets wat hy oorgeërf het van sy voorouers, wat die eienskap verwerf het deur hul alledaagse leefwyse." -Genl. J.C.G Kemp -Vir Vryheid en vir Reg.

Van die jongste tot die oudste was ons almal vegsmanne, en ek herhaal maar net…

Boer mounted commando

Boer mounted riding on commando. Though I am dubious about his coat.

Boer commando in the Transvaal, Anglo-Boer War

Boer commando in the Transvaal, Anglo-Boer War. Clearly based on the center gentleman of the photo I use for the cover of this board.

Boer horseman

This could easily be Bertrand, Christaan's right hand man, confidant, and conscience.

Boer volunteers

Boers, Second Boer War African agyterryer. Both sides made extensive use of African laborers and scouts, whilst maintaining the myth of ’the white man’s war’. Volunteer, ‘Chicago Irish-American Corps’, Blake’s Irish Brigade.

A sketch of Genl Koos De la Rey taking his wounded son Adrian to hospital. Adrian lost his life shortly afterwards.

A sketch of Genl Koos De la Rey taking his wounded son Adrian to hospital. Adrian lost his life shortly afterwards.

Boer Commando enjoying an evening meal

Boer Commando enjoying an evening meal in their laager. I've a few scenes like this early in the novel.

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