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Quantity 6
Location 19808, Delaware
Country United States
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Start Time Feb. 25, 2017 22:55:10
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TOMMY GOES HOME

Hardback, used. Good condition.

Take Manfred Forster, a tough German Doctor of Geology who as a child fought in the battle of Berlin, was brought up in Communist East Germany, and escaped to the West hours before the Berlin wall clanked down like an iron curtain. Take his wife Karin, their teenage sons Frank and Uwe and their eight-year-old daughter Gabriella. Toss them, together with dogs, parrots, assorted livestock and a half-grown lion called Tommy, into a Landrover with 100 000 kilometres on the clock, and convoy it with a beaten up old Volksie. Send them overland from West Germany, through Belgium, France, Spain, Portugal, Angola, Zambia and Botswana to Rhodesia, just as Portugal erupts into military and civil rebellion, and Angola is being wrenched apart by tribal and Marxist private armies scrambling for the spoils of their late Colonial mastersand you have the essence of Peter Stiffs fantastic new book.

In Angola the Forsters battled with aching muscles, blocks and tackles, power saws and faltering vehicles about to give up the ghost, through swamp, forest, savannah grasslands and endless bushveld. They were beset by starvation, fever and the threat of sudden and horrible death at the hands of instant black soldiers, some as young as twelve or thirteen, dressed in rags, but armed with modern weaponry and eager to kill. The intense tropical heat was so bad that even Tommy nearly died. Once Manfred spurned the offer of a king's ransom in diamonds to stay and fight as a mercenary commander but no amount of diamonds was worth the lives of his family.

Throughout the story one incredible continuous thread is apparent. Without Tommy as their constant companion, friend and guardian, none of the Forster family would have survived to tell this story - but survive they did. This is not just another animal story. It is an incredible animal story, as well as a family story full of love and laughter and pathos. It is also a war story, and pulls back a corner of the red communist blanket which now effectively covers the bushveld, towns and villages of Angola, to show the agony of ordinary people when they are drawn willy nilly into the maelstrom of civil war, and beset by the wolves of anarchy. What is written in these pages is true. It all happened.


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Don't forget to check out our large range of books, videos and memorabilia items we have available. The world's finest collection of Rhodesiana today - available on the web. Please contact us with any question you might have. Visit us today at Memories of Rhodesia

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A note originality: Every effort is made to ensure the items we offer for sale are original, genuine items. This is done through the provenance of the item, known traits of originals and checking with known experts. If we have doubts as to it's antecedents we will clearly make them known.

A note on shipping: for items sent from the US to other countries our preferred method is Global Priority Mail which allows for tracking and speedy delivery, where possible. Second, by Air Mail. We use similar services from our UK and SA offices. Surface Mail is no longer offered by the US Postal Service and therefore not an option. We try to ship within 1 business day of payment. Thank you

A note on availability: Though we have one item listed, the chances are that we have additional copies available at one of other offices in the US, UK or South Africa. If we do then we usually ship from the office nearest the buyers location to ensure a speedier delivery. If you have any questions concerning availability please do not hesitate to contact us. Thank you.

A note on our DVD products: Our DVD's are taken from original 16mm and 8mm films or VHS tapes. They are digitally captured and enhanced with the finished product being better than the original, but they are not full restorations. They remain old footage, at least 40 years old, which have often not been cared for. You are not getting Hollywood quality products! All our DVD products are fully tested before they leave our premises. We will replace any defective item within 30 days. We do ask that the original disc be returned to us first. Our DVD's are on DVD-R media, please make sure that your player is compatible with this format. Thank you.

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