The Year Book and Guide to Southern Africa, 1951
Published by Robert Hale Limited, London
A few advertisements to evoke some more memories of days of yore, from a book of over 900 pages plus 48 pages of maps. All for 8/6d, too.
Front of dust-jacket
South African Airways
Here's the very latest in air-liners - a Lockheed Constellation.
They're all over this book!
Showing a route which might now be somewhat hazardous to life and limb.
The Ford agents.
The Belgian Congo
Things have certainly changed since this was printed.
Victoria Falls Hotel
The first of my brothers to go to Southern Rhodesia left Southampton in 1947 to join the BSAP. The next went to Ndola in 1948 to work for Rhodesia Railways. They sent this book to my parents when they were planning their 1953 exodus, after I had left school. The rest of the family stayed in Englandand in recent years, aged in their 70's, have sometimes wondered how different their lives might have been if they had joined us.