Between 1936 and 1941, Italy colonised an area of East Africa which is now Ethiopia, Eritrea and Somalia. During World War 2, Italians captured by Allied forces were sent as prisoners of war to Southern Africa, many of them ending up in Rhodesia.
No Picnic on Mount Kenya is a fascinating account of escape by one Italian POW.
Tanganda Tea Company is the largest tea producer in Zimbabwe. It is headquartered in Mutare (formerly Umtali).
Birchenough Bridge is certainly a highly impressive structure, particularly given its location, but the youthful Godwin was misled by his knowledgeable father. It is not "an exact replica" of Ralph Freeman's other bridge in Sydney, and was only two thirds as long. Sydney's "Coathanger" spans 1650 feet (530m).
Although the roadway is suspended from the arch, this is not a true suspension bridge (where the roadway is suspended below cables or chains hanging in a catenary or parabolic curve): the technical term for this design is a "through arch" bridge.
This booklet (available online) has wonderful photographs of the construction.
In the base of the monument is an urn containing the ashes of Emily Hobhouse, the British woman who campaigned for better treatment of internees. It was unveiled on 16 December 1923.
First unveiled in 1955, the Citroën DS was produced for twenty years. The D series was incredibly futuristic, with a body designed by Flaminio Bertoni and a hydro-pneumatic, self-levelling suspension system.
It came third in the 1999 Car of the Century competition, behind the Ford Model T and the Mini, and was named the most beautiful car of all time by Classic & Sports Car magazine.