PERSONAL RECORD. THORPE, CANON. DAVID. [22 BATTALION IN DESERT]

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Pith helmeted-soldiers at football game, swimming pool and on tennis court [in Egypt]. Soldiers marching. Soldier’s tents on sand; one soldier throws two blankets [to dry] guy line. Dhows on river. Steam train. Wrecked train [train carriages]. Many soldiers drink from cups at tables under canvas. Soldiers queue with tin plates for food allocation. Soldiers digging holes in desert beside tents. Soldiers swim in the sea. A rugby game at camp in desert. Troops assembled and at attention en masse with New Zealand flag flying. Marching. Soldier fills pipe with tobacco while seated on bumper at front of truck beside painted silver fern, YMCA logo and two license plates, one in Arabic script. He then reads a letter while another soldier reads “The Weekly News”. A just-married nurse and a army officer pose with flowers and colleagues.

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Reference number F41712

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA

Genre Amateur

Duration 00:23:04

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