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The Loss of HMT Mendi

Introduction. Over !00 years ago, South Africa experienced a tragedy that was almost forgotten but for the dedication of many people and the oral tradition of a nation who ensured that the story would be told.  The sinking of the … Continue reading

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HMT Mendi Roll of Honour.

The Roll of Honour for the Mendi is a very difficult one to reproduce, there are numerous anomalies in the list due to how many African names are written, pronounced, spelt and used. CWGC redid the plaques at Hollybrook in … Continue reading

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The Mendi Memorial at Avalon Cemetery in Soweto

Be quiet and calm my countrymen….. These photographs were taken on 17 December 2010 at Avalon Cemetery in Soweto. Like so many memorials in South African this one is not too well known and I have been on the hunt … Continue reading

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