Sunday, February 12, 2017

The Explorers' Club, № DXXXVI

Operation AXIOM: The World War
Frederick Selous, D.S.O. (1851-1917), the explorer, naturalist, conservationist, author, & iconic big-game hunter; a founding member of the Shikar Club, friend of Lord Baden-Powell, recipient of the Royal Geographical Society's Founders' Medal, & the inspiration for H. Rider Haggard's character Allan Quatermain; still a soldier at age sixty-five, killed by a German sniper, 4 January 1917.

Commentary: Selous appeared on The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, played by Paul Freeman, better known within the Indiana Jones franchise for playing Indy's unscrupulous rival, René Belloq, in Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Lest we forget.

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