In 1868 the British government mounted an extraordinary bid to rescue a clutch of European hostages in the Ethiopian highlands. They built a Red Sea port, then a railway across the coastal plain, and finally imported 44 Indian elephants and commissioned 26,000 local people to serve the soldiers and carry their heavy guns into the heart of Africa.… Read more
A topic on the Rohantime Forum referring to mentions of Rohan in the literary world has sparked some interest.
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I’ve been reading the Nick Stone novels by ex-SAS soldier Andy McNab and there are some references to Rohan trousers in two of his books:-
“Everyone else on the street was either a local draped in black or a Westerner in regulation Gore-Tex jacket, polo shirt and Rohan trousers.