Category Archives: South Africa

OTD: The Sinking of the Oceanos

On this day (04/08/1991), the cruise ship Oceanos sank off the South African Coast with the loss of no lives. A massive rescue effort by merchant ships and the South African Air Force supported by the onboard entertainment staff ensured … Continue reading

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OTD: Warsaw Uprising

On this day (01/08/1944) The Warsaw Uprising began. The Polish underground resistance, led by the Polish resistance Home Army (Polish: Armia Krajowa), attempted to liberate Warsaw from German occupation. The uprising was timed to coincide with the retreat of the … Continue reading

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Unravelling the Rand Revolt Casualties

One of the many thousands of questions that I have asked myself since I started photographing war graves was: “How many people were killed during the Rand Revolt?” The assumption being that you actually knew what the Rand Revolt of … Continue reading

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Unlocking Lockdown

It has been quite some time since my last mutter about Coronavirus and lockdown, and quite a few things have changed. For starters some of the shops have re-opened and that was good news, however the inconvenience is considerable what … Continue reading

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Remembering Pauline

War Grave photography can be a very rewarding experience, with highs and lows, and many times you are left shaking your head or just feeling angry with what you see. My post today is one that finally had closure for … Continue reading

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