WW2 Colourised Photos New Zealand Army Sergeant Ian Thomas smoking a pipe during the North African Campaign in Egypt 1942. 25th Battalion, 6th Infantry Brigade, 2nd NZEF. (National Library of NZ Ref. DA-02581-F. Object #29771)
American M3 Grant tank churning through thick mud during the North African campaign against Axis forces in North Africa. Location: Tunisia Date taken: February 1943 Photographer: Eliot Elisofon #worldwar2 #tanks
Battle-hardened veterans of Montgomery’s Desert Rats stride along a desert track. The British troops who defeated Rommel in North Africa came from virtually every corner of the Empire; Englishmen fought alongside wiry Gurkhas from Nepal and bearded Sikhs from India, as well as Scots, Canadians, Australians, South Africans and New Zealanders.