The gem cut from the Eureka Diamond discovered in 1867 on the bank of the Orange River at the Farm De Kalk. The fist diamond discovered in South Africa.
The 10.7 carat Eureka gem is not the biggest or the best diamond to come from South Africa BUT IT WAS THE FIRST! My second novel The Forbidden Zone http://amzn.to/2GSdxcv is about Nazi diamond smugglers in the weeks before WW2. #author #WW2novels #Kindle
My first military history book, Mud, Blood and Bayonet was released on 1 Jan 2018. It is a history of the 6th Dorsetshire Regiment in 1918, day by day, for them the bloodiest year of the war.