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Freedom Day Reception


Wessex Archaeology’s Graham Scott attended the Freedom Day reception at the South African High Commission in London on 29 April at the invitation of His Excellency Mr Obed Mlaba.
The invitation reflects the success of the ‘We Die Like Brothers’ team in creating a permanent exhibition on the loss of the steamship Mendi for the South African National War Memorial at Delville Wood and ongoing plans to commemorate the 100th anniversary of 1917 loss, South Africa's worst maritime disaster, by carrying out archaeological fieldwork on the wreck.
Watch out for a ‘We Die Like Brothers’ education resource pack which will appear shortly on the Wessex Archaeology SS Mendi web pages and on Historic England's dedicated First World War web pages.
By Graham Scott, Senior Archaeologist and Dive Superintendent


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