The author (born in February 1935) and his parents fled Nazi Germany in 1939, after his father had been incarcerated for six weeks in a concentration camp. They made their way to Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) where the family eventually settled in the town of Gatooma. Peter describes his reminiscences of life prior to departing Nazi Germany, the World War II era and the post-war years that followed. Five years as a boarder at Prince Edward School in Salisbury followed thereafter (1947–1951) and his experiences at ‘P.E.’ the largest boy’s high school in the country are vividly described and documented.
This book, amply illustrated, releases a flood of memories of what it was like to live in the ‘old’ Rhodesia – the strip roads then still in use, visits to the ‘bioscope’, witnessing Rhodesia’s contribution to the Allied war effort, sporting heroes of that generation and much more …