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Dvr S G McKinnon, Dvr A W Blackburn, Cpl S Roa and Sgt T W Gill near Gazala, after ten days escape walk from Benghazi through enemy lines, Jan/Feb 1942

Reference Number: DA-12354-F

Dvr S G McKinnon, Dvr A W Blackburn, Cpl S Roa and Sgt TW Gill near Gazala, after approximately 10 days escape wald from Benghazi through enemy lines. Taken circa Janurary 1942.

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1 image, related to S G McKinnon, A W Blackburn, Corporal S Roa, Sergeant T W Gill, World War, 1939-1945 - Campaigns - Egypt and Soldiers.

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)Horizontal imageSingle negative

Historical Notes: Transcribed from back of file print of identical image DA-02533:" A party of NZers forming part of a motorized infy unit were detailed to form a road block outside Benghazi. It was discovered that they could not use their transport to withdraw as the road was cut behind them. They decided to walk. They lived with Arabs, walked by day and night and were finally picked up by South African troops W of Gazala, after covering 250 miles on foot in eleven days."

Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted

Other copies available: File print available in Photographic ArchiveWar History Collection(PFP-014919)

Inscriptions: Inscribed - Backing board verso - top centre: 4 RMT near Gazala after approx 10 days escape walk from Benghazi thru enemy lines

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