The Red Pelican

by Jon Arensen


Dick Lyth graduated from Oxford University in at the age of and went to southern Sudan With the start of WWII he signed up with the Sudan Defense Force Lyth was given the rank of Major and sent to the Ethiopian Sudan border to attack the incoming Italian forces and prevent them from reaching the Nile River He trained local warriors and waged a successful guerilla war striking withdrawing and eluding the Italian forces After the war Lyth became District Commissioner over the Murle region an area of square miles The Murle named him Kemerbong meaning Red Pelican During the years he served as District Commissioner Lyth played many roles including judge linguist explorer hunter husband father anthropologist and peacemaker His story is an epic tale of courage daring and love

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