A tale of Northern Rhodesia and of the Beira and Mashonaland Railways.

Illus end papers; 54pp; b&w illustrations. GIFT QUALITY. Dj is just starting to discol on spine & front cover. Illus eps, 54pp. Among the many accomplishments of Rhodes was the building of a considerable mileage of his proposed Cape-to-Cairo railway. In 1907, when the author traveled over it from the Cape, through Rhodesia and across the Victoria Falls bridge, the rail head was at Broken Hill (Zambia’s Kabwe). Here and there, beside the line, he observed a tiny mound, a little clump of stones, a cross of wood the human milestones of the Great North Metaled Road. Today, even these milestones, the pegs that counted the cost of conquest, have disappeared. This is a poignantly beautiful story of some of the grimy, shriveled crew who built and ran part of Rhodes’s railway in the early years of this century. Reprint.. Hard Cover Illustrated Boards. Fine in Plastic./Fine. Illus. by Martin, Rose.

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Authored by Owen Letcheri and published by Books of Rhodesia in Bulawayo in 1973. This reprint copy is 215x141x13mm in size. Hard cover bound the book is in Fine condition with a Fine dust jacket and covered in plastic.