Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Politiek & Geskiedenis Suid Africa / History & Politics South Africa
Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction - Politiek & Geskiedenis Suid Africa / History & Politics South Africa
The tour was a show of Empire solidarity and recognition of South Africa's role and contribution to the Allied cause during World War II, and more specifically of Prime Minister Jan Smuts. Despite controversy, wherever the tour took the Royal Family, South Africans of all races turned out in their thousands to cheer and welcome them. But one year later, in 1948, Smuts' government was defeated in a general election and the Nationalists under D.F. Malan came to power setting South Africa inexorably on the path to Republic. The tour had truly been British South Africa's last hurrah. The Last Hurrah draws on sources from far and wide, including the Royal Archive at Windsor and a selection of never-before published photographs of the royal family on tour.