This museum is a hidden treasure near the Johannesburg Zoo. I was not sure what to expect because of South Africa's troubled past with Apartheid. However, as a history buff, I was very happy to see the fighter planes from WW2. There are many interesting pieces of information about South Africa's role in North Africa, Polish orphans to were sent here to avoid the war, and the Korean War. I was really surprised by the broad sope of South Africa's involvement in wars outside Africa. There was a good section on the African soldiers that's worth expanding. A whole section was dedicated to General Jan Smuts, and his dectorated career. His role as Field Martial in Winston Churchil's War Cabinet was beautifully illustrated in the new movie starring Brian Cox and Richard Durden. Overall this is highly recommended for history buffs and people curious about the extent of our country's international role in the 20th century.
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