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Photograph of convoy crossing the desert, taken just as one hits a land mine, 3 December 1942

Reference Number: DA-06877-F

A scene at the instant a truck struck a land mine, showing the dust and smoke of the explosion forming a darker cloud in the clouds of sand raised by the convoy. Photograph taken by H Paton at Mersa Matruh, 3 December 1942.

Key terms:
1 image, related to Harold Gear Paton, Mersa Matruh, World War, 1939-1945 - Campaigns - Egypt, Explosions and Trucks.

Part of:
World War 1939-1945 official negatives - DA Series, Reference Number PAColl-4161-08 (1313 digitised items)
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, Reference Number PAColl-4161 (2071 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w original negative(s)Single negative

Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted

Other copies available: File print available in Photographic ArchiveWar History Collection(PFP-014646)

Inscriptions: Inscribed - Verso - `Taken at the instant a truck struck a land mine, the dust and smoke of the explosion forms a darker cloud in the clouds of sand raised by the convoy outside Mersa Matruh during the opening of the 8 Army pursuit of the Axis forces in November'.

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