Monday, January 15, 2007

Edward Pace

Zebra cross-dressing..

"An attempt by troopers of the East African Mounted Rifles.. (...) "
in Edward Paice's "Tip and Run: The Untold Tragedy in Africa".

In last week's "Spectator", on a review for a book on the First World War in Africa, this delicious photo on the art of camouflaging a pony, to make it a zebra at the eyes of the enemy's low-tech military spying.

As the reviewer speaks about the "heroic uselessness of the Portuguese, marinated in saudade and patriotism (...)" in Tanganyka's near-abroad, I suppose I'll have to read the book...

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