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There Should Have Been Five | Children & Youth

Marilyn Honikman


Two children visit the Museum of Military History in Johannesburg and are intrigued by a painting of a black serviceman at the top of the stairs. . . There were 354 000 South Africans of all races, including 25 000 women, who volunteered to serve in South Africa’s defence force and nursing services in the fight against Hitler, the Nazis and the Italian Fascists in World War Two. This book tells of one of these men, Job Maseko, whose heroic deed was almost forgotten for 50 years: He managed to destroy a German vessel with a homemade bomb while imprisoned in Tobruk. Why was he not awarded the Victoria Cross for his bravery?

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There Should Have Been Five | Children & Youth

Author: Marilyn Honikman
Category: Children & Youth
ISBN: 9780624076568
Date Released: 20 April 2016
Price (incl. VAT): R 165.00
Format: Soft cover,144pp

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Marilyn Honikman

Marilyn Honikman has been involved with writers most of her life. She says: “But I was a ‘smous’, a marketer, not a writer. Everyone else in my life was always...