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A good man in Africa: in the steps of Denys Finch Hatton - Sara Wheeler

Travel | By Sara Wheeler

Robert Redford and Meryl Streep as Finch Hatton and Blixen in Out of Africa (1985)

Denys Finch Hatton, immortalised in Out of Africa, died in a plane crash 90 years ago. He did so much for Kenya, says Sara Wheeler

In 1931, the soldier Lord Cranworth described Denys Finch Hatton (1887-1931) as ‘the man with about the most impressive personality I have ever met’. The pair had caroused together at the Café Royal and battled through the waterless wartime bush on the East Africa front. ...


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