Noel here. I didn’t write the following article. It was sent in by a TUC reader and community member. I regularly encourage guest writers, and surprisingly, very few take up the task. When it does happen though and quality work is delivered to my doorstep, I’m grateful that topics which I am unable to get to can finally be explored. Case in point, Edgar Trollip is from South Africa and I probably never would have looked into the Anglo Boer war. For Edgar however it is a matter of his national history.