The Second Great War No. 72

HOW KENYA NAT IVES SAVED A BRITISH AIRCRAFT A hundred and fifty East Africans, natives of the village of Meru, by building this •special runway retrieved a R.A.F. plane which had made a forced landing on Mount Kenya. They cut heather, dragged trees to bridge gullies, carried rocks to fill holes, and finally stamped the surface level with their feet. They then hauled the aircraft (seen at far end) to this improvised runway along the road to the left, and cheered loudly as it took off again. Photo, British Official 2818
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