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Skeleton Coast

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The author John Marsh began writing about nautical subjects at the age of fourteen. He wrote in his preface: “This is the most remarkable shipwreck- and rescue story that has come my way in twenty years of waterfront reporting”
This ship, the DUNEDIN STAR, ran aground at the Skeleton Coast of then South West Africa in 1942.
When the call for aid came from the helpless men,
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Second school edition , 106 pages
Published 1954 by Howard B. Timmins Cape Town (first published 1944)

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Ortegast
Jun 10, 2016 Ortegast rated it really liked it
Read while I was in Namibia and maybe for that reason really found it interesting. Having seen how harsh the terrain is and all the shipwrecks along the Skeleton Coast, I found the story of the wreck of the Dunedin Rose and the incredible hardships for survivors and their rescuers pretty amazing.
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You can't make this stuff up. mmmmmm corned beef.
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Very interesting, makes you want to visit this hellish place on earth!
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