Men of the Mendi: South Africa's forgotten heroes of World War I

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This is the story of the sinking of the SS Mendi during WW1, the bravery of the men on board and the ensuing inquiry conducted by the Board of Trade in London. The story follows the small band of survivors to France where they complete their tour of duty. The First World War rages in Europe, it is a white man's war, but when the British government calls for 10 000 black soldiers to be sent to France as a labour force, men from around South Africa volunteer for service. In the foothills of the Drakensberg, Kula Hlongwane, an ...

Men of the Mendi: South Africa's forgotten heroes of World War I 2017, 30 Degrees South Publishers, Johannesburg

ISBN-13: 9781928359043

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