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Author Archives: Dr. Peter Hammond, South Africa

SIR WALTER RALEIGH

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WHO was Sir WaIter Raleigh? The prominence given to WaIter Raleigh in the ‘Elizabeth: The Golden Years’ film has led many to ask: how much of that film was historical fact and how much Hollywood fiction? Soldier and Sailor WaIter Raleigh was an extraordinary combination of soldier and sailor, adventurer and pirate, scholar and poet,…

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ZIMBABWE MISSION

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A new wave of violence is gripping Zimbabwe. People are been beaten, tortured and killed by ZANU-PF soldiers, militia and secret police. Despite Robert Mugabe’s Marxist ZANU-PF government having been repeatedly rejected by the voters at elections, the Marxists continue to frustrate the people of Zimbabwe by refusing to step down. However, with millions starving,…

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QUEEN ELIZABETH I

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THE recent Hollywood epic: Elizabeth – The Golden Years (a sequel to the earlier Elizabeth) has inspired greater interest in this famous queen and the tumultuous times in which she lived. Numerous friends have asked just how much of these films are accurate history and how much is Hollywood fiction. England’s Greatest Queen There is…

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TRIBUTE TO IAN DOUGLAS SMITH

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Ian Douglas Smith 8 April 1919 – 20 November 2007 THE courageous Prime Minister of Rhodesia (from 1964-1979) died last night of natural causes at St.James, near Cape Town, in South Africa. Sportsman Born on 8 April 1919 in rural Rhodesia, Ian Smith was the third child and only son of John and Agnes Smith,…

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