RON LOCK has spent much of his life in Africa, including 13 years in Kenya and Tanzania (Tanganyika). He served with the mounted troops of the Royal Military Police and the Rift Valley Troop of the Kenya Police. He is the author of Blood on the Painted Mountain—Hlobane and Kambula, 1879 (Greenhill Books) and numerous articles on military history, which have been published in the UK and USA. He is also a registered guide to Anglo-Zulu War and Anglo-Boer War battlefields. He lives in Durban, South Africa.