South Africa in Two World Wars: A Newspaper History
(Cape Town, Don Nelson, 2013, 2nd edition) 9781868063376. . 334 x 245 mm; laminated pictorial wrappers; pp. 128, incl. index; illustrated throughout with facsimiles of period newspaper reports. Fine condition. "This is a gripping account of South Africa's involvement in World War I and II, recaptured by those who took part and reflected through the eyes of the newspapers of the time. Vic Alhadeff punctuates the narrative with poignant first-hand anecdotes and takes readers behind the front line into the heat of the battle, to where a staggering sixty million men, women and children died. The assassination of the Archduke of Austria, the 1914 Rebellion, the East African Campaign, Chamberlain's ultimatum to Germany, the crises which split South Africa, Dan Pienaar in Abyssinia, Sidi Rezegh, Gazala, Tobruk, El Alamein - names which have become legendin South African history - are all brought back to life, plunging the reader into the trenches and prisoner-of-war camps and, with the use of 200 cleverly chosen newspaper cuttings, graphically depicting South Africa's substantial contribution to the Allied war effort.".
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N° du livre: 10816
GBP 12.50 [Appr.: EURO 14 | CHF 15]
Mots-clés: One . Journalism.