U Series. Long Range Desert Group, Part 4 of 8

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2nd Lieutenant Dick Croucher describes how the LRDG find their way across the desert using compasses, theodolites, and sun compasses and how maps of the Libyan Desert were made. Ian McGuinness from Whangarei tells about the experiences of a patrol that left Cairo on Boxing Day and six days later the group was in enemy territory. The patrol cruised around the Libyan desert for another nine days without being seen. The group had an encounter with the enemy when the LRDG attacked and destroyed an enemy fort. On this occasion the patrol was in the desert for seven weeks and had three washes in the period.

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Year 1941

Reference number 11726

Media type AUDIO

Collection Sound Collection

Ngā Taonga Korero Collection

Credits CROUCHER, Dick
MCGUINNESS, Ian
Great Britain. Army. Long Range Desert Group (estab. 1940, closed 1945)

Duration 00:03:44

Date 17 Feb 1941

Subject World War, 1939-1945 -- Africa, North

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