Long Walk Original Manuscript (Image #426) - Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory
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Title: Long Walk Original Manuscript (Image #426)
Transcript: was concerned and I was now anxious to know more on the armed struggle of the people of Ethiopia against Mussolini, of Kenya, Algeria, the Cameroons and Angola.
I examined not only the history of revolutions that succeeded whilst others failed. But I spent even more time studying our own history before and after the advent of the whites the wars between African (meaning here Bathwa, Khoi Khoi and Bantu speaking people) and African, African and white, and English against Boer.
All kinds of information became of vital importance to my work the country's chief industrial areas, the contribution of each to the national economy, the transport system and the vast distances to be covered between the Witswaterrand and the sea. We collected detailed maps and made a systematic study of our own terrain, and I realised how disadvantageous it could be to neglect the essential task of cultivating proper contacts which would supply us with the information necessary for future plans.
It was at this time that I became closer to Wolfie Kodesh, a member of the Congress of Democrats, who had fought in North Africa and Italt and whose knowledge and experience made my reading even more practival and fruitful. He worked for New Age and I made heavy demands on him which infringed on his free movements and pleasure. He was able to reach source material not readily available and help me in many ways.
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