Members of the 2/17 infantry battalion are enjoying a smoke while they scan the horizon for signs ...

Place Africa: North Africa, Libya, Cyrenaica, Tobruk Area, Tobruk
Accession Number 020286
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Film original negative nitrate other
Maker Fisher, Thomas
Place made North Africa: Libya, Cyrenaica, Tobruk Area, Tobruk
Date made 27 August 1941
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Members of the 2/17 infantry battalion are enjoying a smoke while they scan the horizon for signs of enemy activity. They are part of the ‘Bush Artillery' and are operating a captured Italian 75/27 model 06 field gun. Identified, from left to right: unidentified; NX60436 Sergeant (Sgt) Henry Essington Zouch; NX65985 Sgt Charles Edward Lemaire (later awarded the Military Medal); NX17811 Corporal (Cpl) Leslie Jack McCarthy; unidentified.