Monthly Archives: November 2013

The mystery journey we can now all watch

They are nearly here. Just a couple thousand kilometres of hard flying to go and they will be back. All they need to do is keep barrelling along that invisible highway in the sky that cuts continents and crosses the … Continue reading

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The other Sharpeville

Something is not right with this picture. Sharpeville Township lies to the south of Johannesburg. But this photograph I snapped is in Durban Deep, to the west of the City of Gold. The bearing is all wrong To understand this … Continue reading

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The search for a soldier without a name (part 5)-the mystery.

The shell came in low and straight, eight hundred metres a second and closing. It sped over the beach cutting between the loose formations of soldiers and slammed into its target-a Sherman tank. The explosion shredded the tank’s track, leaving … Continue reading

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