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White Lies

White Lies

Canon Collins and the secret war against apartheid This is the story of one mans single-minded, unremitting, always creative, campaign to provide material support to South Africas liberation struggle, assisting leaders like Nelson Mandela and ordinary township and rural activists, as well as families who suffered because their loved ones were political prisoners, had fled into exile or been killed by the apartheid regime.

History, humanities and liberation Open Access

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  • Format: 130mm x 200mm
  • Pages: 408
  • ISBN 13: 978-07969-2088-1
  • Rights: World Rights

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Canon Collins and the secret war against apartheid This is the story of one mans single-minded, unremitting, always creative, campaign to provide material support to South Africas liberation struggle, assisting leaders like Nelson Mandela and ordinary township and rural activists, as well as families who suffered because their loved ones were political prisoners, had fled into exile or been killed by the apartheid regime.

Foreword by Per Wstberg
Acknowledgements
Acronyms
Preface: Two men came to lunch
1 John Collins: Churchills ‘dupe’
2 Acts of defiance
3 Collins in South Africa: the most pleasant madhouse in the world
4 High treason
5 Sharpeville
6 Fire the Canon!
7 The odd bodies of Amen Court
8 Armed struggle and Rivonia
9 Round one to Pretoria: the ANC and the Eastern Cape
10 Enuga Reddy and the UN Trust Fund
11 The Swedes
12 Rock bottom: the banning of Defence and Aid
13 Cut-outs and noble Lords
14 The white lie
15 The Imam and the Dean
16 Welfare Le Carr style
17 Stephanus and Eileen
18 An old man in a hurry
19 A failed coup: Craig Williamson and the IUEF
20 Around the world
21 Letters from elsewhere
22 Kith and kin
23 Death of the Canon
24 Passionist postbag
25 Total onslaught
26 Close down
27 Where are they now?
Endnotes
References and other sources
List of letter writers
Index

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