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Kimberly Diamond Mine is where Cecil Rhodes, the man after which Rhodesia was named (later to become Zimbabwe) made his fortune. It is the biggest hand dug hole in the world, it’s depth being over 1,000 metres.The mine has given up over 3 tonnes of diamonds and finally closed in 1914.

Kimberley Big Hole – South Africa, Apparently the largest ever hand-dug excavation in the world, this 1097 meter deep mine yielded over 3 tons of diamonds before being closed in

Rhodesian soldiers from Support Commando of the Rhodesian Light Infantry (RLI) wearing Fireforce vest - note their youth  Image belongs to: http://www.onesixthwarriors.com/forum/attention-detail-1-1-talk/31115-rhodesia-south-africa-special-forces.html

Rhodesian soldiers from Support Commando of the Rhodesian Light Infantry (RLI) wearing Fireforce vest - note their youth.