There should have been five

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There Should Have Been Five by Marilyn Honikman

1942, Tobruk Harbour. Job Maseko is taken prisoner by General Rommel along with 33 000 Allied troops.
But unlike most POWs, Job did not accept that he was powerless. “We don’t have to give up just because we’re POWs. Hitler must not win this war!” Job said before he did something so significant, ingenious and courageous that he won a medal. He should have been the fifth South African to be awarded the Victoria Cross, the highest military decoration for members of the armed forces of British Empire territories.
There Should Have Been Five is based on the true story of Job Maseko MM, a South African hero of World War II who was almost forgotten for fifty years.
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Published 14.12.2018

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November 14, There were South Africans of all races, including 25 women, who volunteered to serve in South Africa's defence force and nursing services in the fight against Hitler, the Nazis and the Italian Fascists in World War Two. This book tells of one of these men, Job Maseko, whose heroic deed was almost forgotten for 50 years: He managed to destroy a German vessel with a homemade bomb while imprisoned in Tobruk. Why was he not awarded the Victoria Cross for his bravery? Order it here. Marilyn Honikman has been involved with writers most of her life.

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Maseko was a prisoner of war when he blew up a German supply ship at Tobruk Harbour in Maseko was one of 77 black South Africans who volunteered to fight Hitler. Rinderpest followed by drought had forced many young men out of the rural areas and into the mines. The money was better than the men would be earning underground and fighting for freedom sounded a good idea. South Africans of all races fought, mostly in East and North Africa.

Convert currency. Add to Basket. Book Description Tafelberg Publishers Ltd, Condition: Very Good. Very Good: a copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition.


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