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THE GEOGRAPHICAL

MAGAZINE Editor Executive Editor Art Editor Michael Huxley Selwyn Powell Derek Weber The founders of t h e g e o g r a p h i c a l m a g a z i n e undertook the legal obligation to assign one half of all profits distributed by way o f dividend or bonus to a fund for the advancement o f exploration and research, and the promotion o f geographical knowledge. This fund is administered by a Board o f Trustees, whose Chairman is the President o f the Royal Geographical Society or his nominee.

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D E C EM B E R 1 9 5 5

THE CHRISTMAS BULL OF

JIG-JIGGA By Alan Caillou .... SPANIARDS AND MOORS: A

365

MIXED HERITAGE By John Marks ..... THE BRIDGE OF THE GREAT

SPEAKER By Victor W. von Hagen ESKIMOS I HAVE KNOWN

Here is a wonderful opportunity to travel in LInion-Castle luxury for little more than the ordinary single fare, with the option of returning from Cape Town up to 15 days after arrival.

EDINBURGH CASTLE’

28,705 tons sailing from Southampton 4.0 p.m. Thursday June 14, 1956 Due Cape Town 28th of June, 1956. Illustrated folder, also details of reduced fares by other Mailships and for Round Africa Voyages, from Travel Agents or 3 Fenchurch Street. London, E.C.3.

By Richard Harrington Photogravure Supplement Facing page THE TOWER OF BABEL: FACT

AND FANTASY By Dr Helmut Minkowski . SAINT BONIFACE AND THE

SHAPING OF WESTERN EUROPE By Donald Atkinson . . . .401 RIP VAN WINKLE IN THE

MIDDLE EAST By Sir Harry Luke, K .C .M .G . , D.Litt. 409 THE WORLD IN BOOKS

3 7 0

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387 388

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By Ivy Davison .... xiv HOLIDAY TRAVEL: SNOW

AND CHRISTMAS By H. Dennis Jones .... xxii

UNION-CASTLE

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