World War, 1939-1945. Campaigns. Western Desert

Date
1941-1942
Ref
PAColl-4161-01-069
Description

Some photographs include captions - Members of NZ tank unit in Western Desert; champion of champions in desert waxing competition (moustache); NZ Divisional rugby team in training; anti-tank gunners on manoeuvres, 1941; artillery ready for action; American Field Service ambulance and personnel; sun compass being adjusted; soldiers in the surf (bathing parade); NZers with their Italian prisoners, 1941; artillery rangers plotting reports, Nov 1941; NZ tank officer signalling; stretcher bearers; bayonet practice at Maadi Camp, 1941; machine gunners anti-aircraft practice; typhus fever sign; camp site (Noah's Ark); blacksmiths setting up in the desert, Feb 1942; motor cycling; meal times; baking bread; washing clothes; Greek troops with Military Mission to the Greeks; wreckage of German aircraft; underground orderly room; triumphal arch on border between Cyrenaica and Tripolitania.

Photographs (labelled Middle East, mainly NZ) - Native workmen carrying concrete (21st NZ Mechical Equipment Company roadmaking in Transjordan); medical personnel (Capt C P Howden, Capt J M Watt, C F Gurdler, A B Clow) in Western Desert, NZ Divisional boxing championships (F Pearcey, H G Robinson & J McAlpine); military funeral procession, etc; and several unidentified photographs

Quantity: 149 b&w original photographic print(s).

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Part of
New Zealand. Department of Internal Affairs. War History Branch :Photographs relating to World War 1914-1918, World War 1939-1945, occupation of Japan, Korean War, and Malayan Emergency / World War, 1939-1945. Photographs
Format
149 b&w original photographic print(s), Photographs
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