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The Man Eaters of Tsavo

Postby xl_target » Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:50 pm

The Maneaters of Tsavo; even after all these years the subject has not lost ists fascination.
Interest in the subject had been revived with the 1996 movie called "The Ghost and the Darkness"

I found this video on the subject:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSZX5jYf4AA

I also found this. It seems to be an audio narration of the book by COlonel JH Patterson:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Kbrgs8Brj4


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Re: The Man Eaters of Tsavo

Postby pistolero » Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:04 am

I love the Movie, watched it innumerable times :)


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Re: The Man Eaters of Tsavo

Postby thesinfulsaint » Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:13 am

Awesome movie. Watched it in the cinema with full sound effects quite a few years back. Quite a thriller. One of Val Kilmer better movies.

Best was when he has the Lion in his sights and the borrowed rifle goes “click”.


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Re: The Man Eaters of Tsavo

Postby shooter50 » Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:30 pm

An extremely interesting and colorful personality Col J H Patterson. Those of us who are fond of hunting stories may have read Ernest Hemmingways classic African tale - "The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber". Well the story is based on Col Pattersons personal life. The Wikipedia link refers to it in an oblique sort of way.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Henry_Patterson_(author).



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Re: The Man Eaters of Tsavo

Postby SMJ » Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:27 pm

Great movie! Douglas's character was mostly fictional - based very loosely on a real life character called Ryall

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Re: The Man Eaters of Tsavo

Postby Vikram » Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:27 pm

Fascinating stuff. They are said to have developed their taste for human flesh from the bodies left by the slave traders.


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Re: The Man Eaters of Tsavo

Postby SMJ » Sun Oct 07, 2018 1:19 pm

From what I read in a short story of the events the rumour was the lions were the spirit's of 2 local tribal chiefs long dead and who were against the railway line being laid.
Don't know if that's in the book though

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