Through Jade's Eyes

This blog is about the fictional character, Jade del Cameron (www.suzannearruda.com), and the historical time period in which she lives.

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I'm the author of the Jade del Cameron historical mystery series set in 1920's Africa. Lots of action, intrigue, mystery and a dash of romance. Follow me at www.twitter.com/SuzanneArruda *The audio link (view complete profile) is an interview by Baron Ron Herron (9/17/2009, Santa Barbara {CA} News-Press Radio, KZSB, AM 1290

Monday, May 25, 2009

NAIROBI NEWS: 1920 “THE GLORIOUS DEAD”

Today, being Memorial Day, it is only fitting that the blog topic focus on those fallen in Wars. It was a thought no less in the minds of the post WWI Nairobi-ites who labored long and hard to erect a War Memorial.


The Memorial “erected in memory of the Fallen” on the Muthaiga estate north of Nairobi proper, was officially unveiled by Governor Northey at 4:15 pm on Friday July 23, 1920. By permission of Colonel T. O. Fitzgerald, M.C. and the officers of the King’s African Rifles, the KAR band played from 4 to 6 pm for those attending the ceremony. Later that evening, beginning at 9 pm, a “mask and domino” ball was held at the Muthaiga Club. Attendees could hire their masks and domino costumes at the club.

This memorial to “bear in memory the glorious dead,” was not without its controversy. We’ll examine that next Monday. For today, let us all remember those who have given their lives for their country. (photos taken from The Leader of British East Africa, July 17, 1920)

NEXT WEEK: Issues Leading Up to the War Memorial.

NOTE: These blogs are meant to give some insight into the life and times of my fictional character, Jade del Cameron. Jade’s mystery adventures take place in post WWI Africa. To date they are: Mark of the Lion, Stalking Ivory, and The Serpent’s Daughter, all available in trade paperback.. The fourth book The Leopard’s Prey, IS available in hardcover. For more information, visit the website: www.suzannearruda.com and follow short updates on http://twitter.com/SuzanneArruda

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