The Great Trek Author:Oliver Ransford The Great Trek from Cape Colony across the Orange River into what is now the Transvall, the Orange Freed State and Natal,is one of the great feats of human endurance in modern history. — Armed only with muskets, but with unlimited faith, a few thousand Afrikaner men and Women, the pilgrim fathers of the veld, trekked into the wild opposed by the ... more »two most powerful Bantu military empires of the time - the Matabele and the Zulu.
From the dust cover:
These Afrikaners had immense energy and independence of spirit but were above all a deeply religious people and followed a rigid creed which owed more to the Old Testament than to the New. They identified themselves with the Children of Israel, and to them the Orange River was the frontier between the life they had know and the Promised Land.
This edition of the book was issued by the Readers Union Book Club. The original edition was published by John Murray on May 8, 1972, ISBN 978-0719526251.« less