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About the Author

Rob Milne was born in Johannesburg in 1953 and educated at St. David's Marist College and the University of the Witwatersrand. From an early age he spent most of his free time in the veld exploring the South African battlefields with his father, developing a keen interest in the Second Anglo-Boer War, archaeology and geology.

He served in the South African Air Force in 1972 and saw active service in South West Africa and Angola, which further stimulated his passion for military history. In over 50 years of tramping the battlefields, skirmish sites and cemeteries of the Anglo-Boer War, as well as interviewing descendants of those involved in the war, Rob has developed an insight into what really happened over 110 years ago.

Rob Milne is a financial consultant and commutes between Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa.