The Great 1953 Trek

by Wes Kibble on October 16, 2009


Lately we have featured some interesting overland travel articles such as Shank Family trips across the southwestern deserts in their Willys and teardrop trailer and the Willys trip from Brazil to Alaska. Now we have an even more unbelievable trip from 1953. Check out the extremely well documented trip from England to Rhodesia in Africa. The story follows a family of four as they leave their homeland and travel across Africa in their Land Rover. My favourite quote is “An official statement issued by the British Foreign Office in December 1947 declared that ‘it is sheer folly to attempt the Trans-Sahara journey without adequate knowledge and resources’. ”





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