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oh i get good issue Daily Graphic saturday december 8, 1877
fantastic 5 page pull out of battlerama and many other noteations stories.also you find pictures of silistra gate.nice copy. i think you van but cd of 1877 and 1878 with these pictures and stories.
on front is great AMERICAN hm stanley, what a charcater of colonila era ,He find livinGston he wanted to raise army in west africa to go save gordon in khartoum .very noble guy.
in this copy is some peopel wh are mentioned in the breakfast war book.awesome.
Hank, can you post a scan of the Battlerama?
i try send you fotos, but they are rejected .pleese advize/
Stanley was a brutal, racist, and probably murderous colonialist of the type of which you do not usually approve, Hank. He played a vital part in enabling Leopold of Belgium to dupe the Africans out of their lands and was complicit in the oppression of the people. He was also Welsh.
Hi Hank, it's 281 not 287. My fault, will change it.
Sounds like a cue for a song.....
in bread. he make his fortune baking ?
Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness has a Stanley type character- Kurtz. The character Kurtz also has elements of other people Conrad had met or knew of during his stay in the Congo. The film Apocalypse Now was loosely based on the book. Conrad does indeed get to the heart of the darkness that drove these men. There was a psychologically complex nature to Stanley which explains why he was driven by more than just a lust for recognition etc it was something central like a sublimated sexual passion.
That's the Welshness coming out.