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We Die Like Brothers: The Sinking of the SS Mendi

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In this international companion work to ‘Black Sacrifice: The Sinking of the SS Mendi, 1917’, historians John Gribble and Graham Scott draw upon the archaeological research carried out since the wreckage was discovered in 1976. The authors offer a different insight into the part played by the non-combatants of the Labour Corps and why the wreck of a British built steamship has become an internationally recognised symbol of equality and social justice.

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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.

In this international companion work to ‘Black Sacrifice: The Sinking of the SS Mendi, 1917’, historians John Gribble and Graham Scott draw upon the archaeological research carried out since the wreckage was discovered in 1976. The authors offer a different insight into the part played by the non-combatants of the Labour Corps and why the wreck of a British built steamship has become an internationally recognised symbol of equality and social justice.

Additional information

ISBN

9781848024724

Publisher

Date Published

2017

Language

English

Specifications

Softcover, 202pp