Thursday, 15 September 2011

Photos from Tobruk

I was given these photos some years ago and it recently occurred to me that they should be seen by a wider audience.  All were taken during WW2 by my father's uncle Douglas Gow in the vicinity of Tobruk.  My apologies if they're not very clear, but the originals are each only 60x40mm in size.
Harbour at Tobruk
A.P.S.  Bardia Road, Tobruk
M.D.S.  Derna Road, Tobruk
The original photos are printed on 'Velox' brand photo paper and were scanned using my HP LaserJet M1522n.

9 comments:

Steve-the-Wargamer said...

Excellent - thanks for that

Sun of York said...

Thanks for posting these. I recently read Tobruk, http://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Record/4218634, and so these fit in nice. It was a good read.

My dad was in the North African campaign (RAF ground crew) and my partner's grandfather was there too (Aust 2/28th).

It has always held a special place in my imagination (and I'm sure glad I wasn't there - then or now).

Ross Mac said...

Makes it all seem more personal or "real". Thanks.

Mosstrooper said...

Interesting photos !.

Tim Gow said...

Thanks guys. I've no idea about which unit Douglas served with - except that he was in the Army and also spent time in the Far East later in the war. I'll post more info if and when I have it.

Bard said...

Wow, that's an excellent piece of history you have there. Thanks for showing it.

Arthur said...

Ta, my grandad was there, then up Italy. He was in recon, could plot his way by the stars.. so they had him lead the way thru Alamein minefields in the dark!

Sometimes one should keep quiet.

Regards

Tim Gow said...

Arthur
That's what happens to smart-arses! Nice story.

Chris Kemp said...

Excellent photos Tim. Thanks for posting them.