Archive for February, 2007

The ss Mendi: a ship history forgot

Monday, February 19th, 2007

Ninety years ago this morning nearly 650 South African servicemen, on their way to serve in France, died in the English Channel. At 4.57 a.m. on the morning of 21 February 1917 the British mailship Darro collided with the troopship ss Mendi. Such was the damage that the Mendi sustained that by the time my [...]

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