Main content

The Leaflet Bomber

In 1971, young communist Bob Newland went abroad to make bombs that would scatter leaflets containing information that a post Apartheid South Africa was possible.

In 1971, young communist Bob Newland left the UK and headed to South Africa to take part in a secret mission to support the African National Congress. Known as one of the London Recruits, he took gunpowder from the UK to make bombs that would scatter leaflets on the streets containing information that a post Apartheid South Africa was possible. Bob has been speaking to Alex Collins.

Available now

9 minutes

Last on

Sat 30 Jul 2022 23:50GMT

Broadcasts

  • Fri 29 Jul 2022 07:50GMT
  • Fri 29 Jul 2022 11:50GMT
  • Fri 29 Jul 2022 17:50GMT
  • Fri 29 Jul 2022 21:50GMT
  • Sat 30 Jul 2022 02:50GMT
  • Sat 30 Jul 2022 23:50GMT

The World War Two collection

The World War Two collection

Looking back at almost six years of global conflict, from Hiroshima to the Holocaust

The Witness History podcast

The Witness History podcast

Every programme, to download and keep

The Russian Revolution

The Russian Revolution

From the Bolshevik takeover of 1917 to the break-up of the Soviet Union

When animals made history

When animals made history

Events from history when animals took centre stage

Great moments in Olympic history

Great moments in Olympic history

Stories of endurance, world records and remarkable athletes

African history collection

African history collection

The communities, politics, leaders and events that have shaped Africa

Podcast