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Black Sacrifice: The Sinking of the SS Mendi, 1917

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Rev. Dr. Gladstone Sandi Baai (21 December 1942 to 15 August 2012) is the only African Historian to have written an interpretation of the sinking of the S.S. Mendi. In ‘Black Sacrifice’ the Reverend discusses the event and its resounding effects, starting before the First World War and ending with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

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Description

On the 21st of February 1917 the SS Mendi troopship was travelling en route from Cape Town to France, transporting SANCL (South African Native Labour Corps) soldiers and passengers when it suffered a collision with the 10 0000 ton cargo ship SS Darro. The SS Mendi, only 4 230 tons, tragically sank within 20 minutes, killing 616 Southern Africans (607 of them African troops) and 30 crew.

 

Rev. Dr. Gladstone Sandi Baai (21 December 1942 to 15 August 2012) is the only African Historian to have written an interpretation of the sinking of the S.S. Mendi. In ‘Black Sacrifice’ the Reverend discusses the event and its resounding effects, starting before the First World War and ending with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

Additional information

ISBN

9780620736961

Publisher

Date Published

2017

Language

English

Specifications

Softcover, 187pp