A Field Guide, a companion to Anglo-Boer War Blockhouses, is an extensive review of the blockhouses left standing in South Africa. A first-of-its-kind guide, it can be used for virtual visits to learn more about these military structures, or to get ‘boots on the ground’. Its aim is to put the blockhouse sites on the battlefield tour map & to encourage guides & amateurs alike to explore them in detail.
The guide acts as a record of the current condition of the sites, sadly having been ravaged by human destruction & the effects of weather. Thirty of them are protected by government legislation which has proved in-effective. One day this guide may be the sole source of reference to an aspect of our national heritage that we are in danger of failing to preserve.