The car door wrenches open. Wind swirls in flapping us out in a cling of hats and cameras towards the lighthouse at Cabo St Vincente – the south-westerly tip of Europe, of the Sagres Peninsular in Portugal.
The way the world looked from London in May 1879
The Graphic, an illustrated weekly newspaper from London, takes a sweep around the world and hands back what it sees. Here are some cuttings – the text and illustrations are as produced in the original publication. The award of the Victoria Cross to the “gallant” defenders of Rorke’s Drift is covered in a paragraph.
I have added links to similar articles in recent news – if you have the time please click. Not much seems to change except in the matter of gloves.