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By Jean Stasse

Tôt en ce sombre matin pluvieux de novembre 1964, un convoi de trois camions traverse à vive attract les boulevards déserts de Bruxelles. Lourdement chargés, ils attirent les regards des rares passants par les mots inscrits sur leurs flancs : Expédition Transsaharienne Belge.
C’est le départ d’un défi presque inimaginable à l’époque : traverser pour l. a. première fois le Sahara d’ouest en est, depuis les côtes de l’Atlantique jusqu’aux rives de los angeles mer Rouge. Un raid fou de plus de ten thousand km en quelques semaines à travers le plus grand désert du monde, dont certaines events sont encore largement inexplorées.
Voici le récit fidèle et captivant, illustré de nombreuses images inédites, d’une aventure certain au cœur du grand désert. Une première mondiale éclatante, quelque peu oubliée, à découvrir enfin.


Né à Bruxelles, Jean Stasse (1941) a travaillé de nombreuses années en Afrique australe. Grand voyageur, il participa en 1964 à l. a. première traversée intégrale du Sahara, un raid inédit qui allait le marquer profondément.

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