I was on the Kashmir Princess and the Herald of Free Enterprise

Both the plane and the ship suffered disastrous ends, thankfully some time after I was on board

Kashmir Princess

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Farewell in Geneva — that’s seven-year-old me in the middle. And that’s our plane in the background.
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Chairman Mao Tse-tung and Chou En-lai, as their names were spelled at the time.
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Herald of Free Enterprise

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Addendum: Death in Elista

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Frederic Alois Friedel, born in 1945, science journalist, co-founder of ChessBase, studied Philosophy and Linguistics at the University of Hamburg and Oxford.

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