Frank Arnold & Noel Cantrill
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Parental Warning: Contains several references that are for mature readers.
In 1966, Frank Arnold and Noel Cantrill, two intrepid twenty-something Australians, set off on the overland trip of a lifetime. The 1965 India-Pakistan war almost thwarted their plans, but after a journey by sea on the MV Guglielmo Marconi, they drove in a custom-fitted Kombi van from Pakistan, through Afghanistan, Iran and Iraq and up through Europe to London, a journey no longer possible today.
The trip was dicey and adventurous. To negotiate their way, they had to grapple with corrupt officials, were accused of spying and were awakened one night with a gun at the window. While the Beatles were dominating the charts, Frank and Noel were surrounded by the ancient history of Bamiyan, Persepolis, Petra and an Anzac Day dawn at Gallipoli all to themselves. They experienced first-hand the warm hospitality of the local people, which included getting down-to-earth with students from Peshawar University.
With amazing photos and never-before-seen footage that captures the landscape, street scenes, fashion and culture of the 1960s, this interactive, multi-touch eBook is an amazing resource that brings to vivid life Europe and the Middle East of the time.
Tap any of the 300 quality colour images and they fill the screen. Tap on any of the 20 movie camera icons to select authentic film clips vibrantly illustrating the world of the 1960s, a world that is gone forever.
What's New in Version 1.0.2
Updated the cataloguing-in-publication entry. Minor corrections to text colour.
Frank Arnold and Noel Cantrill spent a year outfitting what in America would be called a VW bus. If your Australian, it’s a Kombi. HIGHLY INFLAMABLY is a travelogue of what it took two adventurers to get from Australia to London involving ships and planes and a camper. In February 1966, Frank and Noel sailed from Australia to the Indian subcontinent. Picking up the Kombi in Karachi, they traveled through lands documenting the countryside, the monuments, the people and their lives as they existed—a year in a time that we will never see again for good or bad. Even fifty plus years ago, the middle east was a dangerous place and I wonder, with the violence and destruction of today, how much of what they saw in their travels is still intact.
I could have missed it, but I never got the title of the story. HIGHLY INFLAMABLY is an interesting read that could do with a some editing. While the day to day is excellent raw material for someone researching this period, a casual reader might be more interested in the high points of the trip. At three hundred thirty eight pages it is a bit long. And, a more clearly delineated, accessible map to follow the travels through the nineteen countries would have been nice. Regardless, it was an adventure worth documenting with words and pictures of a time that seems now like eons ago!
- Category: Specialty Travel
- Published: Apr 21, 2014
- Publisher: UXED Pty Limited
- Seller: UXED Pty Limited
- Print Length: 338 Pages
- Language: English
- Version: 1.0.2