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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
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
HJL Mansell, Palestine 1947 3rd Battalion Grenadier Guards.
After Toulon in France, Naples in Italy and Malta dad went to Egypt before finally landing up in Palestine. Palestine, Guardsman Mansell, 1946