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The 1913 Capetown To Cairo Expedition, headed by Captain Raleigh Kelsey, was sponsored by The (Daily) Telegraph.

It didn't go well ...

This 2013 centennial article summarizes the disaster(s) that prevented the expedition from riding their motorcar more than a third of the way to Cairo.

The African expedition doomed for disaster
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/history/10174069/The-African-expedition-doomed-for-disaster.html

This article mentions their taking a gramophone with them, but there's no mention of the Bleating Lamb record.

See Also:
http://capetocairo2011.blogspot.com/2011/05/first-group-to-drive-by-car-cape-to.html
 

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Rifles and pistols...

February 1952: Rifles and pistols are slung on the shoulders and pockets of planters lining up in a bar. (Photo by Howard Sochurek/The LIFE Picture Collection via Getty Images/Getty Images)--likely Malaya.

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Get any trouble from the bandits up this way?
No, quiet... very quiet most evenings...
 

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Rifles and pistols...

February 1952: Rifles and pistols are slung on the shoulders and pockets of planters lining up in a bar. (Photo by Howard Sochurek/The LIFE Picture Collection via Getty Images/Getty Images)--likely Malaya.

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Get any trouble from the bandits up this way?
No, quiet... very quiet most evenings...
Where? South Africa?
 

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Rifles and pistols...

February 1952: Rifles and pistols are slung on the shoulders and pockets of planters lining up in a bar. (Photo by Howard Sochurek/The LIFE Picture Collection via Getty Images/Getty Images)--likely Malaya.

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Get any trouble from the bandits up this way?
No, quiet... very quiet most evenings...
Large nose on the chap on the right..
 

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February 1952: Rifles and pistols are slung on the shoulders and pockets of planters lining up in a bar.

Get any trouble from the bandits up this way?
No, quiet... very quiet most evenings...
It would be very quiet if the chap with the rifle had his way, because he’s carrying an extremely unusual weapon: the “silenced” De Lisle carbine. This was a Lee Enfield Mk. III* converted to .45 ACP and fitted with an integral sound moderator.



A rare weapon, and not my first choice for the circumstances in which these fellows found themselves.

maximus otter
 
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Rifles and pistols...

February 1952: Rifles and pistols are slung on the shoulders and pockets of planters lining up in a bar. (Photo by Howard Sochurek/The LIFE Picture Collection via Getty Images/Getty Images)--likely Malaya.

View attachment 19395

Get any trouble from the bandits up this way?
No, quiet... very quiet most evenings...
Fun and games in Cromer! Gotta keep those crabs away!
 

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Worst Classical LP Covers Ever.

The harp on a tractor is very odd.

ABC, irrresponsible for the Sci-Fi interpretation of The Planets, did much worse! Brahms was represented by a plate of ham and eggs in the same series!

Khachaturian's folks have been in touch to say he never was a vampire!

Bare Bum Party at Carl Orff's tonight? OK. Webber, we suspected . . .

The duck will never be explained. :dunno:
 

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Worst Classical LP Covers Ever.

The harp on a tractor is very odd.

ABC, irrresponsible for the Sci-Fi interpretation of The Planets, did much worse! Brahms was represented by a plate of ham and eggs in the same series!

Khachaturian's folks have been in touch to say he never was a vampire!

Bare Bum Party at Carl Orff's tonight? OK. Webber, we suspected . . .

The duck will never be explained. :dunno:
Brilliant - and I've got the Orff LP!
 
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