The Future That Vanished

The Future That Vanished

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In Colonial Africa, a British Commodore in command of the newly formed Royal Nigerian Navy in the late 50a€™s recognizes the future potential of a young man recruited as a cadet and proceeds to lay down a growth plan for him. The story recounts the making of a career naval officer in the prestigious Royal Naval College in England and in the Indian Navy as the young man acquits himself honorably by rising to expectations. However, politically motivated events interrupt the promising future. A summary of the political history of Nigeria enables the reader to understand the events that led to the secession of Biafra. The authora€™s war diary is used to narrate the part played by the Biafra Navy during the civil war that ensued and after it was all over.Shortly after we were driven out of Port Harcourt, automobile spare parts became extremely scarce. ... Apart from the two mentioned here, there was the Opel Rekord, Station Wagon which survived the fall of Port Harcourt and the Chevy Impala which did not. ... It transpired that he could not repair it due to shortage of spare parts, so during my trip abroad in 1968, I bought the necessary repair parts andanbsp;...

Title:The Future That Vanished
Author:P.J. Odu
Publisher:Xlibris Corporation - 2009-07-30


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