[4] The Victoria Falls

This article was published on: 13 December, 2011
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Small part of the Victoria Falls.
Small part of the Victoria Falls.

What is the local name for the falls?

Known to Africans as ‘The Smoke that Thunders’.

I saw the clouds from the spray and heard the ‘thunder’ 25 miles away!

Victoria Falls at a distance.
Victoria Falls at a distance.

In 1962, on leave from the Tanganyika Police Services, the writer made a grand tour of Central, Southern Africa, in a battered old Land Rover, a relic of the ill fated Tanganyikan Groundnuts Scheme of the early 1950’s.

These photos in this set were a ‘black and white’ interlude in a ‘colour slide’ era of photography, in the then Northern Rhodesia.

Victoria Falls In Zambia.
Victoria Falls In Zambia” by Marcpo [i]

HWJ. Lucas May 2011.

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[i] Image courtesy of Marcpo at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

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