by John H Marsh
Capt John ("Pump") Brafield Smith in his
South African Police uniform at the time of the drama.
Captain Smith in 1968: He had long retired from the SAP and
was now a member of the South African Parliament
Soon after the war ended and normal shipping services were
resumed the Blue Star Line, owners of the Dunedin Star,
appreciation of what Captain Smith had done to help rescue her crew and
invited the Smith family to be its guests on one of its ships
on a voyage from South Africa to England and back.
Photographed with Captain
Smith after boarding at Cape Town are his wife, Truda, daughter Mary and
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