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1942 CARVETH WELLS DISTINGUISHED EXPLORER, ENGINEER AND AUTHOR In a Timely New Lecture AFRICAKEY TO VICTORY HIGHLIGHTED BY REFERENCE TO A SERIES OF EXCELLENT MAPS Figure Today the eyes of the world are turned to Africa. For many years the greatest military strategists have maintained that in any World conflict, Africa would be of vital importance. Carveth Wells has played no small part in our country's preparations for the invasion of the Dark Continent. As an official Orientation Lecturer for the War Department, he spent most of the Spring and Summer, 1942, speaking about Africa to officers and men in the Camps all over America. The bureau of public relations of the War Department places this estimate on Carveth Wells: He has been graded 'top notch' at every camp where he has appeared. Having been in the war zones since the outbreak of hostilities, Carveth Wells is well qualified to discuss vital questions. As an explorer, engineer, and observer for many years of economic and social developments in Asiatic, African, and European countries, his keen analysis of current far-reaching events is particularly competent. Not only does Carveth Wells give a lively and informative account of the African Continent as a whole, but he discusses Africa as a source of strategic materials so vital to our prosecution of the War, and to our standard of living. He shows why the Axis powers covet Africa; its strategic importance in the control of shipping lanes of all adjacent waters, and as a base for land, air, and sea attack on other continents. In voice, appearance, platform manner, sense of humor, world-wide experience and ability to tell his hearers what they wish to know, Carveth Wells is one of America's greatest speakers. MANAGEMENT: HORNER-MOYER, INC., 3005 HARRISON, KANSAS CITY, MO. Magnificent Color Motion Pictures TRINIDAD—SINGAPORE of the ATLANTIC Illustrated by 16 mm Color Motion Pictures With America's invasion of Africa, the island of TRINIDAD assumes even greater importance than ever before, as the sentinel guarding the passage from the North to the South Atlantic, and our supply lines to the battle fronts. TRINIDAD is the largest of the United States' bases in the Caribbean and the watchdog of the Panama Canal, the vital Bauxite deposits of Dutch and British Guiana and the east coast of South America. TRINIDAD is the greatest oil producing area in the British Empire. In his lecture, Carveth Wells discusses the strategic importance of TRINIDAD, the social progress that is being made, and what the coming of American construction workers and armed forces have meant to the island. He gives a comprehensive picture of the country, its inhabitants, tropical vegetation, products and resources. Gorgeous color motion pictures are shown of orchids and other lovely tropical flowers. Cocoa is seen growing from the trunks of trees in the jungle, nutmegs, ginger, incense, strange fruits, human interest pictures of Hindu women and children—Indian priests and temples—the celebrated Pitch Lake—American soldiers and sailors at work and play. In addition to TRINIDAD there are splendid pictures of the Virgin Islands, Antigua, St. Vincent, Dominica, Granada and Tobago the scene of Robinson Crusoe's adventures. Remarkable and exciting pictures are shown of vampire bats and the fearless Mongoose attacking a giant Bushmaster snake. No lecture could be more timely nor important. All the pictures are entirely new and secured with the coöperation of the American and British authorities. Other Lectures by Carveth Wells THROUGH THE MALAY JUNGLE 16 mm Kodachrome motion pictures. BERMUDA IN THREE COLORS 16 mm Kodachrome motion pictures. THE WORLD AT WAR Background pictures of the War. 16 mm Kodachrome motion pictures. Books by Carveth Wells The Jungle Man and His Animal Friends Six Years in the Malay Jungle Let's Do the Mediterranean' In Coldest Africa Adventure Kapoot Around the World with Bobby and Betty The Field Engineer's Hand Book Bermuda in Three Colors Exploring the World North of Singapore Panamexico Raff, The Jungle Bird CARVETH WELLS Professor of Engineering in London, railroad builder in Canada, surveyor in Malaya, explorer in Central Africa, lecturer in America, writer in Bermuda, and at various other times solider, naturalist, motion picture producer, Carveth Wells is genuinely a world citizen. Sent to the Malay Peninsula by British Government and lived for six years in the jungle surveying route for East Coast Railway, and making study of flora, fauna, and people of the peninsula. Made expedition to Arctic Lapland for Swedish Government and American Museum of Natural History. Chicago delegate to Centenary of Royal Geographical Society, London. Leader of Massee expedition to Mountains of the Moon, Central Africa, for Chicago Geographical Society. Leader of Milwaukee Museum expedition to Kenya and Tanganyika, and of Massee expedition to the Caribbean Sea. Leader of Chicago Geographic Society expedition to Russian Caucasus Mountains and Mt. Ararat. Expedition to Panama and Mexico. Expedition to Hokkaido, Japan. Also return to the Malay Jungle, auspices National Travel Club, and Chicago Geographic Society, and travel around the globe since the present war started. In the summer of 1941, he visited the American bases from Trinidad to Bermuda by permission of War and Navy departments. Orientation Lecturer for War Department on Africa in Army Camps, 1942. Son of a Cornish mother and Bermudian father, Carveth Wells describes himself as a combination of pirate and Celt, but also proud of his American citizenship. He has long been a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society—pre-eminent recognition for important exploration. Carveth Wells is a vivid personality. Handsome and debonair, with a whimsical manner of speech, he fascinates his audiences. Regardless of which lecture you choose he will delight you with his consummate skill as a speaker and vast knowledge of his subject. Some Notable Engagements … Detroit Town Hall Chicago Executives Club (4 times) Indianapolis Executives Club The Ebell Club of Los Angeles Woman's City Club, Kansas City Contemporary Club, St. Louis St. Paul College Club Union League Club, New York City State Teachers Conventions—Kansas, Oklahoma, Illinois, Nebraska, Kentucky, and others First Nighter Series, San Antonio Circumnavigators Club, New York City Duluth Women's Institute Texas College of Arts & Industries, Kingsville State Teachers Colleges—Kalamazoo, Mich., Normal, Ill., Pittsburg, Kans., and many others Yale Club, New York City (3 times) Princeton Club, New York City (3 times) Harvard Club of New York City Men's Dinner Club, Oklahoma City Men's Dinner Club, Tulsa University of Minnesota University of Tennessee World Adventure Series, Detroit Geographic Society of Chicago (9 times) Washington Geographic Society, Washington (6 times) Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh (4 times) Royal Geographical Society, London Milwaukee Public Museum (6 times) Circumnavigators Club, New York City Minneapolis Woman's Club Richmond, Virginia, Woman's Club Michigan State College, East Lansing Pittsburgh Academy of Arts and Sciences University of Arkansas The Center Series, Kansas City, Mo.
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Trinidad and Tobago -- Trinidad
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