OUT OF STOCK: The Men who would not March - The Surrender of Concordia, Namaqualand, 4 April 1902 by David Thomas



A fateful decision with momentous consequences, courage, struggle and redemption ­ all the ingredients of good fiction which here all happen to be true.

A true story of courage and dignity stretching over 150 years to a moment in 2010 when, having been excoriated for over a century, Captain Phillips and his comrades in the Concordia Town Guard were honoured for the courageous decisions they took on 4 April 1902.


David Thomas relates the story of The Men who would not March in an engrossing narrative stylewith a filmic quality ­ in short: history made real and relevant.





 The Men who would not March



about the author - David Thomas

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David Thomas describes himself as an ³opportunistic author². While it was never his life¹s aim to write books, at times he came across subjects and issues which demanded to be written up in book form. Such was the case with 'The Men who would not March'. He began his study of its subject matter largely out of curiosity about its central figure, Captain Francis Phillips, his great-grandfather. David Thomas lives with his partner Barbara Peters in Sydney, Australia, where he migrated from South Africa in 1983. However, he has returned to South Africa practically every year since then and feels equally at home in both countries. He is semi-retired, although he still teaches in the University of New South Wales in Sydney.