Practically Over – Anglo Boer War 1899-1902
Each of the parts of Practically Over is an account of a particular action during the Anglo Boer war of 1899-1902. Both English and Afrikaans sources, both primary and secondary, have been used to write the narrative but each and every one of the battle sites of the clashes reported here have been physically visited by the author, in some cases a number of times.
Many of the maps and diagrams have been drawn by hand, but from sources such as the modern survey maps and also from the Imperial maps of 1900 which bear the signature of Colonel G.F.R. “Frank” Henderson.
Political aspects are largely avoided as many aspects of the war remain sensitive for some of South Africa’s population groups. Even so not everyone will agree with the conclusions drawn. There are at least two sides to every question – and often many more.