SOUTH AFRICAN FORCES EAST AFRICA 1941 (SAF 239)

SOUTH AFRICAN FORCES EAST AFRICA 1941 (SAF 239)

A magnificent original colour image of the South African Air Force in North Africa during World War 2. May 1943. Seen here os a South African Squadron of Douglas Boston aircraft returning from a sortie to the Mareth Line in North Africa while another squadron is briefed in the foreground. Image copyright: The Imperial War Museum

A magnificent original colour image of the South African Air Force in North Africa during World War 2. May 1943. Seen here os a South African Squadron of Douglas Boston aircraft returning from a sortie to the Mareth Line in North Africa while another squadron is briefed in the foreground. Image copyright: The Imperial War Museum

A South African sapper removing anti-personnel mines from protective containers, Egypt, 2 July 1942. - See more at: http://ww2today.com/2nd-july-1942-churchill-wins-another-vote-of-confidence-in-the-commons#sthash.XqH4KqoK.dpuf

A South African sapper removing anti-personnel mines from protective containers, Egypt, 2 July 1942. - See more at: http://ww2today.com/2nd-july-1942-churchill-wins-another-vote-of-confidence-in-the-commons#sthash.XqH4KqoK.dpuf

Men of a South African armoured car unit cleaning their heavy Vickers machine guns at Hobok. 1941. Copyright IWM Collection.

Men of a South African armoured car unit cleaning their heavy Vickers machine guns at Hobok. 1941. Copyright IWM Collection.

Royal Air Force and South African Air Force personnel lunch together in the Western Desert, North Africa.

Royal Air Force and South African Air Force personnel lunch together in the Western Desert, North Africa.

A South African Armoured Car, Mk II, at El Gumu, where the South Africans captured an enemy outpost. (Photo: SANMMH)

A South African Armoured Car, Mk II, at El Gumu, where the South Africans captured an enemy outpost. (Photo: SANMMH)

TOBRUK, LIBYA. 1941. BLINDFOLDED ITALIAN PRISONERS OF WAR BEING BROUGHT INTO THE FORTRESS AREA, TOBRUK. Pin by Paolo Marzioli

TOBRUK, LIBYA. 1941. BLINDFOLDED ITALIAN PRISONERS OF WAR BEING BROUGHT INTO THE FORTRESS AREA, TOBRUK. Pin by Paolo Marzioli

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