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Statue bashing in South Africa

I have been following recent events in South Africa with amazement. The current mania for statue bashing seems to be the latest way to show your discontent, stupidity, ignorance, barbarism, disgust, disgrace and all of the above. It all seemed … Continue reading

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Joseph Petrus Hendrik Crowe VC.

Joseph Petrus Hendrik Crowe (12/01/1826 – 12/04/1876) earned his VC during the Indian Mutiny whilst serving under Brigadier General Sir Henry Havelock’s first relief force sent to relieve the defenders of Lucknow. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 15 January … Continue reading

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