• Short Summary

    A SOUTH AFRICAN WHO ACTED AS WINSTON CHURCHILL'S INTERPRETER, WHEN THE THEN YOUNG BRITISH ARMY OFFICER WAS CAPTURED DURING THE BOER WAR, WAS MARRIED YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) IN WARMBATHS, TRANSVAAL, AT THE AGE OF 83.

  • Description

    A SOUTH AFRICAN WHO ACTED AS WINSTON CHURCHILL'S INTERPRETER, WHEN THE THEN YOUNG BRITISH ARMY OFFICER WAS CAPTURED DURING THE BOER WAR, WAS MARRIED YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) IN WARMBATHS, TRANSVAAL, AT THE AGE OF 83. HE'S MR JAAP BOTHA, WHO WAS A MEMBER OF THE KRUGERSDORP COMMANDO UNIT WHEN IT CAPTURED THE YOUNG CHURCHILL ON THE 15TH OF NOVEMBER, 1899.

    MR BOTHA, WHO WAS BORN AT SMITHFIELD IN THE ORANGE FREE STATE, MARRIED 70-YEAR-OLD MRS MATTIE DIRKSEN. HE LIVES AT AN OLD PEOPLE'S HOMES IN WARMBATHS, AND SUFFERED A HEART ATTACK RECENTLY AT THE TIME OF SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL'S DEATH IN LONDON. IT WAS MRS DIRKSEN WHO NURSED HIM BACK TO HEALTH.

    MR BOTHA HAS BEEN MARRIED TWICE BEFORE, BUT HAS NO CHILDREN. RECENTLY HE DESCRIBED SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL, THE LEADER OF BRITAIN DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR, AS "ONE OF THE BEST ENGLISHMEN WHO EVER WALKED THE EARTH".

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    Film ID:
    VLVATW0UE4GW6IZMNM82M8A1GHXT
    Media URN:
    VLVATW0UE4GW6IZMNM82M8A1GHXT
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/07/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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