About the Book
"Marooned in Darfur" features WW II Army Air Force Sergeant Neil Clemans' first-hand account as a weather observer in Darfur during the war.
Before heading overseas in 1943 on a Liberty Ship bound for Cairo, Clemans bought a pocket-size Leica camera, and carried it with him to the Middle East and Central Africa. Soldiers weren't allowed to bring cameras into war zones, therefore, the photographs included throughout the book may be the only documentation of the area, his fellow soldiers, and the local people.
Clemans dedicates this book to the United States Army Air Force weathermen of the 19th Weather Squadron and to the people of Darfur, many who have been attacked, murdered, and/or displaced during the current conflict.
10% of the proceeds from the sale of Marooned in Darfur will be donated to the Amnesty International Campaign to Save Darfur.
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Features & Details
- Category Biographies & Memoirs
Standard Portrait, 7.75×9.75 in, 20×25 cm
- Publish Date Feb 18, 2008
- Tags WW II, El Fasher, Darfur conflict, Army Air Force, WW II Veteran, 19th Weather Squadron, United States Air Force Weatherman, Library of Congress Veterans Project, Photographs from World War II, Marooned in Darfur, Liberty Ship, Neil Clemans, China India Burma Theater. Maiduguri, Sergeant Neil Clemans, Payne Field, Amnesty International Campaign to Save Darfur, Pierre L'Enfant, Nigeria, Africa, Leica, Darfur, 1943, Cairo, Egypt, Puyallup, Washington, USA, 1939-1946