Zvonimir Navala was born in Croatia in 1946 where he completed his schooling and earned his postgraduate degree. In the early 1990s, he emigrated with his family to South Africa. The dynamic and remarkable history of the south of the African continent and the fate of the Croatian community at the turn of the nineteenth century motivated him to write this book about the participation of the Croats in the Anglo-Boer War, 1899-1902. Zvonimir is currently living in California, USA, and working on his next project, Americans and the Anglo-Boer War, South Africa 1899-1902.