Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Harold Gear Paton

Harold Gear Paton was a New Zealand photographer active in North Africa and the Middle East during World War II.

 A member of NZ Divisional Cavalry demonstrates rugby football 
to Syrian tribesmen during a visit to villagers in the Syrian hills, 26 May 1942
 A Syrian family resting by the roadside, 30 April 1942
 British Prime Minister Winston Churchill meets officers of the New Zealand 
Division following the parade held outside Tripoli, Libya, on 4 February 1943
 Divisional Signals office during action in the Western Desert, January 1943
 Finale of a Kiwi Concert Party performance in El Alamein, Egypt, 
just before the opening of the successful offensive of October 1942
 Italian prisoners of war being issued with water by NZers in Tunisia, 7 April 1943
 Looking out of a dugout at El Alamein, Egypt, 29 August 1942
 Members of Maori Battalion and transport outside the 
Benito Gate at Tripoli, Libya, 10 February 1943
Members of NZ Divisional Cavalry (officers and NCOs) visit 
native villagers in Syrian hills, 26 May 1942

Courtesy Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand

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