In 1912, with just £10, David set off on his own from Palestine to Rhodesia speaking just Hebrew and Arabic, to seek his fortune. This is the story of David Shapiro's life, from Zichron Ya'acov to Lausanne, via Lusaka and Salisbury.
My father, Winston Shapiro, wrote the story of my grandfather, with the drama of his solo journey at the age of 16 from modern-day Israel, then Palestine, to Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe.
I worked on the project with him and turned the text into a book, with a lot of work going into scanning and repairing old photos - some over a century old - even artificially colourising some of the images and developing the layout into a clear and interesting tale of his life.
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