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Herbert Myers 1944 Royal Artillery
Photo: Adrian Roxburgh
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Item #: 32341
This is a Photo of Herbert Myers, taken on leave in Egypt in 1944, before he moved onto the Italian campaign. Sitting on camel second from right (no cap). On the reverse he writes to Dad from Bert 1944. So it must have been posted home from the front.

Comment by: Philip G. on 16th May 2020 at 16:52

I like this one, Adrian. And it brings back memories of an episode from TVs 'Alwyn Crawshaw's Watercolour Cruise', in which the artist paints a watercolour sketch of the scene shown here (no jockeys, though). It's on YouTube, and 'Crawshaw cruise', into Google, will find it (and its incidental plug for the Derwent 'Graphic' 2B pencil).

Comment by: a on 16th May 2020 at 18:50

There's probably a great big tourist hotel built where this was taken!

Comment by: Veronica on 16th May 2020 at 20:40

This was probably the only occasion those young men travelled abroad, because of the war.

Comment by: Philip G. on 16th May 2020 at 22:42

That's right Veronica, and some of the very young having lied about their age so as to experience 'an exciting time' in a spanking brand new uniform and with a belly full of gradely meyt. Yet, they turned out to be very brave lads; as you indeed know.

Comment by: Veronica on 17th May 2020 at 10:40

That's right Philip.. not forgetting some of the more ''adventurous' who came back with more than they bargained for - bless 'em all!
Hope you are keeping well, plenty time on our hands for painting.

Comment by: Philip G. on 17th May 2020 at 11:42

I'm ok, thanks, Veronica. Take care.

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