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The Lady in White

During and after World War 2, hundreds of ships sailed from or arrived in Durban harbour en route to or from various theatres of war, their decks often packed with soldiers of the UDF and the Commonwealth. Below decks crew … Continue reading

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Lone Sailor Memorial in San Francisco: USA

These photographs of the Lone Sailor Memorial in San Francisco were taken by James Houston-McMillan and are used with his permission. The memorial is a replica of the statue created by sculptor Stanley Bleifeld for the United States Navy Memorial … Continue reading

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Mendi Memorial in New Brighton, Port Elizabeth

These photographs were taken on 12 June 2011 in New Brighton, Port Elizabeth by Ronnie Lovemore and are used with his permission. This is the second Mendi Memorial that I was able to add to these pages, and like 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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