WE DIE LIKE BROTHERS, the sinking of the SS Mendi

: Gribble (J.) & Scott (G.)

R 265.00
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202pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Swindon, 2017


John Gribble and Graham Scott draw on archaeological research carried out on the wreck of the SS Mendi to shed new light on the sinking of the British troopship in the English Channel in 1917, on the way to France. 616 South Africans, including 607 black troops serving in the South African Native Labour Contingent, died - South Africa's biggest single loss of life in World War I. The findings of the inquiry into the incident were kept secret for fifty years.