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Maritzburg on a war footing
16 Sep 2013
Christopher Merrett

A "small and somewhat insignificant part of the Empire". This was the image painted of Pietermaritzburg in a Natal Witness leader the day after war had been declared in Europe on September 3, 1939. It was true enough. But although far from any front line, within a year Pietermaritzburg was a significant garrison town on a war footing (The Witness, April 30, 2013).
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