Port Elizabeth of Yore: Shameful Torching of German Club in 1915

The torpedoing of the 32,000 ton Cunard Liner, the Lusitania, on the 7th March 1915 with the loss of 1198 lives so inflamed public opinion against the local German Community that they took the law into their own hands and torched the Liedertafel, the German Club, in Western Road. This, together with other atrocious acts, … Continue reading Port Elizabeth of Yore: Shameful Torching of German Club in 1915