n Historia - With a Norwegian in the veld
Among the Boers in Peace and War (edited by I. Rudner in collaboration with Bill Nasson), I. Schrøder-Nielsen : book review

Volume 58, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0018-229X



Ingvald Schrøder-Nielson was a Norwegian who came to South Africa in August 1889 at the age of 27. He was trained as a telegrapher, but worked in the Western Transvaal as an assistant land-surveyor. He kept a diary, which was confiscated by his British captors during the Anglo-Boer War of 1899 to 1902, and he published his reminiscences in Norway in 1925 as (Among the Boers in Peace and War). In 1990 Jalmar and Ione Rudner completed a rough translation of the book. (They also translated and edited a number of accounts of earlier travels in southern Africa by Scandinavians; and three of these books were published by the Van Riebeeck Society.) Jalmar Rudner passed away in 2003, but Ione revised and edited the Schrøder-Nielson manuscript. She was assisted with the editing process by Bill Nasson, who also wrote an excellent introduction to the book ("South Africa's Modern Great War", pp 11-20).

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