The long saga to erect a lighthouse at Cape Recife is covered by this blog.
Main picture: Cape Recife Lighthouse
The sinking of the SS Queensmoor off Cape Recife in September 1934 was captured on film and presented on “News in a Nutshell” on BBC.
Attached is a link to the British Pathe copy of the film on YouTube.
Main picture: The Queensmoor in the process of breaking up Continue reading
Maybe the battlefields were thousands of kilometres distance, yet far-off Port Elizabeth was affected in numerous ways from the mundane to the deadly. Apart from the direct effect on the town, numerous of its citizens, such as my father and many of my uncles, volunteered for active service.
The focus of this blog is on Port Elizabeth itself, both as regards military establishments, training and enemy actions.
Main picture: The Fortress Observation Post at Seahill, Cape Recife