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Like Father Like Son

by H. H. Marshall


Courtesy of OSPA


With a childhood spent in Malaysia where his father was a Government Servant in the Straits Settlement, it was to be expected, perhaps, that H. H. Marshall would join the Colonial Service from University. He took a post on the West Coast of Africa in Nigeria where he progressed from the rank of Cadet to become a District Officer.

With an attention to detail the author describes some of the entanglements ‘enjoyed’ with the local Chiefs and the Native Courts. Nevertheless the extremes of climate allied to an extended tour because of the Second World War were bound to take their toll of the European staff and resulted in his being invalided back to England.

H. H. Marshall tells in intimate detail some of the physical and mental extremes encountered by a Colonial Servant in the part of the world which was known, at one time, as the White Man’s Grave!

British Empire Book
Author
H. H. Marshall
Published
1980
Pages
128
Publisher
Arthur H.Stockwell Ltd
ISBN
0722313748
Availability
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