Music: Lady in White

Gradually the troopship drew away and at the end of the jetty that white-clad figure started Auld Lang Syne. As the gap grew, just snatches of the words came to us, and finally, just a picture of that solitary figure in white waving to us, and we swear she was still singing. We may forget many things of this war, but never the songs of Durban's lady in white. (From a magazine published on board a British troopship en route to India some time in 1942.)

The lady in white is a great South African feature of the war. She is smiling,...

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