For R5-00 at our local flea market yesterday (equivalent to £0-22p or $0-31c) I purchased a set of one CD and one DVD – obtainable from Amazon for £23-63 or R534-81. For anyone who grew up in and shortly after WWII years, this provides an amazing trip down Memory Lane and into the history of those times. The cine clips on the DVD are fascinating, and the recordings of the music plus the most notable speeches of Churchill, as well as the declaration of war by FDR in America after Pearl Harbour, add to the feeling of ‘being there’.
Oh, and far more expensively (for another R5-00!) I got a CD of Bill Haley and the Comets with all the usual suspects on it, and some I’ve not heard before. I didn’t even know that he had done a version of our Rhodesian (as was then) classic, Skokiaan – which refers to a home brew of great potency – or that the last tour of his life in 1980 was to South Africa.