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The Resource The Kalahari killings : the true story of a wartime double murder in Botswana, 1943, Jonathan Laverick

The Kalahari killings : the true story of a wartime double murder in Botswana, 1943, Jonathan Laverick

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The Kalahari killings : the true story of a wartime double murder in Botswana, 1943
Title
The Kalahari killings
Title remainder
the true story of a wartime double murder in Botswana, 1943
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Laverick
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On October 4, 1943, two RAF pupil pilots, Walter Adamson and Gordon Edwards, took off from RAF Kumalo in what is now Zimbabwe. Some time later they were forced to land their aircraft in the northern salt pans of British Protectorate of Bechuanaland. They climbed out unscathed, left a note and disappeared. What happened next would entail ethno-archaeological investigation, a murder trial that was reported around the world - with an unbelievable outcome - and a profound change in the lives of the Tyua Bush people. The airmen had been murdered by bullet and axe. But why? The leader of the group of eight killers charged, Twai Twai Molele, was known to be a witchdoctor and a bottle containing what was probably human fat was found in his possession. Following the trial the Tyua's guns were confiscated and their ageless nomadic hunting life began to die out
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StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Laverick, Jonathan
Dewey number
  • 364.1'523'096883
  • 364.1523096883
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Adamson, Walter
  • Edwards, Gerald
  • Murder
  • Kua (African people)
  • San (African people)
  • Crime
Label
The Kalahari killings : the true story of a wartime double murder in Botswana, 1943, Jonathan Laverick
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9780750956659
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
224 pages
Isbn
9780750956659
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
Label
The Kalahari killings : the true story of a wartime double murder in Botswana, 1943, Jonathan Laverick
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9780750956659
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
224 pages
Isbn
9780750956659
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)

Library Locations

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      6 Wood Lane, Lonodon, W12 7BF, GB
      51.5059745 -0.2241114
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