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South African Cricketer in the Western Desert [i.e. As Sahra' al Gharbiyah]

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011X

Scope and Contents

British Official Photograph, War Office, showing an unidentified South African corporal batting during an impromptu cricket match with a wicket made of spades. The image measures 209 x 152 mm.

The caption on the reverse reads:
'A South African Cricketer in the Western Desert. A well-known African cricketer is now serving with the South African Forces in the Western Desert. He is a Corporal.

At the wicket. Despite the very wide wicket and the numerous slips, he still is able to hold his end up'.


  • 1942

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Biographical / Historical

Photographer unknown.


1 file(s) (1 image in 1 file)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference

BM 4505 X

Existence and Location of Copies

This collection is available on microfiche: General Collections, fiche number 34.


This collection level description was entered by KS using information from the original typescript catalogue.



Includes index.
2003-07-29 16:35:42+00:00
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