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Photograph albums by a British soldier in India and Pakistan

Ms. Coll. 996

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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Title:
Photograph albums by a British soldier in India and Pakistan
Date [inclusive]:
1941-1943
Call Number:
Ms. Coll. 996
Extent:
2 volumes
Language:
English
Abstract:
Comprises two bound volumes containing various sized corner-mounted black-and-white photographs of British soldiers in India and Pakistan belonging to the Green Howards, Alexandra Princess of Wales's Own Yorkshire Regiment, 19th Regiment of Foot during World War II.
Cite as:
Photograph Albums by a British Soldier in India and Pakistan, 1941-1943, Ms. Coll. 996, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania
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Scope and Contents

Comprises two bound volumes containing various sized corner-mounted black-and-white photographs of British soldiers in India and Pakistan belonging to the Green Howards, Alexandra Princess of Wales's Own Yorkshire Regiment, 19th Regiment of Foot during World War II. The oblong volumes both have the place and year written on the inside front cover. Volume 1 contains 412 images entitled "India 1941-42-43." Volume 2 is a small album entitled "Razmak 1942-43, N. W. F." (North-West Frontier) containing 70 images. Very few of the photographs have captions. One photograph of a group of uniformed soldiers appears in both volumes. In Volume 2 the photograph has the caption "Pioneer Platoon." Some snapshots in the first album have first names of British soldiers written in ink on the borders. The photographs in Volume 1 are chiefly of India with some picture postcards of Africa. There are pictures of soldiers, landscapes, streetscapes, landmarks, temples, native peoples, market places, and villages. Some of the snapshots are of signage denoting location, for example the sign "Kitchener Barracks." Images of encampments, social gatherings, playing soccer, and marching troops convey aspects of the soldiers' daily lives while stationed in India and traveling through their surroundings. At the end of Volume 1 are two leaves laid in from The Howards' Gazette. Volume 2 appears to span the winter months of 1942-1943 in Razmak, Pakistan. This small oblong album depicts snow-covered encampments, soldiers winding down passes in formation on foot and horseback, local peoples, and landscapes. There are two photographic postcards that capture the hanging of Bacha Saquo and his party by King Nadir Kahn at Kabul.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts,  August 2014

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Donna Brandolisio

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Copyright restrictions may exist. For most library holdings, the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania do not hold copyright. It is the responsibility of the requester to seek permission from the holder of the copyright to reproduce material from the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Source of Acquisition

Sold by Kevin Jackson (Izmir, Turkey), 2014.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Great Britain. Army. Green Howards. Pictorial works--20th century.
Form/Genre(s)
  • Manuscripts, English--20th century
  • Photograph albums
  • Photographic postcards
  • Photographs
  • Picture postcards
  • Snapshots
Geographic Name(s)
  • Razmak (Pakistan)--Pictorial works--20th century
Subject(s)
  • Soldiers--Great Britain--20th century--Pictorial works
  • World War, 1939-1945--India--Pictorial works

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Collection Inventory

Volume

Photograph albums by a British soldier in India and Pakistan, 1941-1943.

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