Tag Archives: Malaya

Album 1 Photos from 18 and 20 of 58

I selected these two photos because I think they encapsulate what it is to be a soldier. This first image shows the informality and exuberance of youth. The army is made of of youths and films often hide that fact … Continue reading

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Album 1 (18, 19, 20 and 21 of 58)

More photos of dad in Malaya with the 3rd Battalion Grenadier Guards. The last few photos of dad in Malaya and then some snaps of Ceylon taken when the boat docked on the way back to England. The album then … Continue reading

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Album 1: two photos 14 of 58 and 16 of 58

I’ve chosen these two photos for a variety of reasons. The first image is included because of the narrative quality. This is the first photo of dad with his sergeant’s stripes. He is on the troop ship named Staffordshire and … Continue reading

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