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[4] The Victoria Falls

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.

The 5 photos in this set were a ‘black and white’ interlude in a ‘colour slide’ era of photography, in the then Northern Rhodesia.

HWJ. Lucas May 2011.

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