KENYA: The Pseudos

Passing out medals for bravery in the Mau Mau war last week, the British let the world know about a highly secret, highly successful operation performed by solitary white men infiltrating into the Mau Mau camps. The white volunteers (who call themselves the Pseudos) smear themselves black, wear tattered rags, and move in the company of a small group of former Mau Mau blacks.

Fellow workers in the Nairobi office of East African Railways were surprised to learn that quiet, spectacled Walter Gash, a timetable checker, had won an M.B.E. ( Member of the Order of...

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