I still have the bronze shield my father stole from Zambia in 1964’

Rod Madocks Writes :

“This is the bronze shield of arms of the Federation that used to be attached to the main doors of the Secretariat in Lusaka, On the 234th October 1964, my father unscrewed this from the Secretariat doors and took it home It has slept in a box in our UK house for the last 50 years.”

“Some day it might turn up in an English junk shop or be melted down for scrap.”

“I’ve no idea what to do with it. Maybe I should go back to Africa and bury it in the bundu somewhere.”

“Then, in future time, when our paper records will have crumbled away and our digital archives evaporated, an archaeologist will puzzle over it and wonder what manner of civilisation had created it.”

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