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The true "Lord of the Flies"

Mano Totau, one of the 'boys' in this story, then and now Source: John Carnemolla and Maartje ter Horst

In 1965, six boys from Tonga spent 15 months on a desert island in the Pacific. The story of the shipwrecked resembles the famous bestseller “Lord of the Flies” - with one difference: it ended well. 55 years later, the survival story gains new relevance. The Dutch historian Rutger Bregman presented these events in a book as an example that humans are good in principle.

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