Article written by Ian Kilbride
Yesterday, I was privileged to spend a memorable morning in the company of Rear Admiral Arne Soderlund (SAN retired) at his unique museum. The recipient of three military decorations, Admiral Soderlund is an unusual combination of tough salty sea dog, archivist, historian and author. The tour of his museum presents one with a potpourri of South African history, Africana, militaria and global curiosity. As an amateur historian, I can’t recall seeing so much diversity concentrated into one space in any museum I have visited globally.