Tagged: The Lake Tanganyika Expedition

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National and International Days – March

Have you noticed that there’s virtually something being commemorated, celebrated, remembered or highlighted every day of the year internationally? Here’s a list for March (courtesy of the UN, Days of the Year; Wikipedia) 1...

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Book Settings: Africa

What a wonderful list discovery: historical novels of Africa Africa, the continent, holds a very special place in the TSL fold – not least because both directors were born there. Although heralding from South...

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For the Polemologists (scholars of war)

I do love learning new words and this one seems particularly apt for myself as a Great War in Africa (GWA) specialist and more especially for TSL’s GWAA imprint. Learned a new word today,...

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Lake Tanganyika in World War 1

If anyone knows anything about World War 1 in Africa, there is a good chance they’ll tell you about the two boats which were taken overland from Cape Town to Lake Tanganyika by the...

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Cows

For those who don’t know me, I love cows! (A friend couldn’t resist giving me the one in the feature image in December 2016). I think my love of cows goes back to my...

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Two versions of the same event

On 26 December I published a reflection on 2016. Many who grew up in Britain, white South Africa, the USA, Australia and New Zealand probably know the words to the popular Christmas carol, Away...

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Books and Films

A recent review of book The Thorn Birds led me to wonder about which is more powerful: the book or the movie/film. I’ve not read The Thorn Birds but was an avid watcher of...

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Ships, boats and things that float

Ships have been featuring quite a bit in my life. In particular I find it incredible how the huge hulks of metal can float on water whilst the little ones stay upright. I’m not...