|Gideon Scheepers & the search for his grave|
|Author: Taffy and David Shearing.|
| Young Gideon Jacobus Scheepers joined the Staatsartillerie in the Transvaal Republic and was soon a first-rate telegraphist, heliographer and later in the SA War a scout that the Boer leader, General Christiaan de Wet, prized. His ability to bring in early and exact intelligence to his general contributed considerably to De Wet’s successes and added to his fame. It was in the Cape Colony in 1901 as a guerrilla commandant that his flame flickered, dimmed and went out.|
In the Gideon Scheepers’ story, his mother, Sophie, is the most astonishing. She had no looks, no money and little education, but she was a fighter without peer. She fought for her son and changed his name from that of a brigand to that of a martyr, and moved him out of his empty grave and into the hall of fame.
|Price: R 255.00|