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photographic print

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Af,A6.72

  • Description

    View of a group of adult males wearing military uniform, cloth head-gear, standing in a row. Medium: Gelatin print.

  • Date

    • 1918-1940 (circa)
  • Production place

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 11.94 centimetres
    • Width: 7.5 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Cataloguer's comments: Album contains 139 photographs. Main themes of album: Scenes of travel and views of soldiers and officers, possibly of the Western Arab Corp, Darfur, Sudan, showing battalion exercises, and portraits. Circumstances: [SUD-] PIC DOC 06. Western Arab Corps, Darfur, established 1918 as part of the Sudan Defence Force. (National Army Museum, London SW3 4HT (Clare Wright, Department of Archives, Photographs, Film and Sound, 02/05/1995)).

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  • Condition

    Good condition.

  • Subjects

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number

    Af,A6.72

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