Western Desert: This South African sapper is carrying a load of death -- German anti-tank mines Mk.IV. Sappers were a little less concerned when dealing with the big boy busters -- they wouldn't explode if a human stepped on them.

Western Desert: This South African sapper is carrying a load of death -- German anti-tank mines Mk. Sappers were a little less concerned when dealing with the big boy busters -- they wouldn't explode if a human stepped on them.

SOUTH AFRICAN FORCES EAST AFRICA 1941 (SAF 239)

SAF Men of a South African armoured car unit cleaning their heavy machine guns at Hobok.

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

South African armoured car crew cleaning their Vickers machine-guns, East Africa

South African engineers training South African troops being trained with mine detection equipment in North Africa. British and Commonwealth forces trained intensively in minefield clearance

South African engineers training South African troops being trained with mine detection equipment in North Africa. British and Commonwealth forces trained intensively in minefield clearance

South African Officers at lunch; Beaumont Hamel, December 1916

Q A group of South African officers having lunch in the snow Beaumont Hamel December Their 'table' is a trench howitzer bomb crate

South African soldiers at Sollum in January 1942 attacking a machine gun nest, equipped with grenades and Enfield rifles.

South African soldiers at Sollum in January 1942 attacking a machine gun nest, equipped with grenades and Enfield rifles.

WW2 south african made slouch hat 26th Indian div.

Got this today a lovely south African made slouch hat named to a Royal artillery man with the Indian division.This is my first slouch and i love it have you guys got some to show please

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