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Field Marshal Wavell, inspecting 9th Gurkha Rifles, 1943 circa (b/w photo)

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NAM5929373
Image title
Field Marshal Wavell, inspecting 9th Gurkha Rifles, 1943 circa (b/w photo)
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Photographer
Unknown photographer, (20th century)
Location
National Army Museum, London
Medium
black and white photograph
Date
1943 AD (C20th AD)
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The Viceroy of India, Field Marshal Wavell, inspecting a detachment of 4th Battalion, 9th Gurkha Rifles, 1943 circa. Photograph, World War Two, far East, 1943 circa. The 4th Battalion was raised in 1940 and took part in the Second Chindit expedition in 1944 as part of 111th Brigade. The expedition was aimed at disrupting Japanese communications behind their front lines and preparing the way for the main Allied forces to recapture north Burma. The 4th Battalion continued in British service until 1947 when it was disbanded. One of 233 official photographs collected by Captain Roy Wiltshire in his capacity as Editor of the Indian Army Review.

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© National Army Museum / Bridgeman Images
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ceremony / officer / soldier / presentation / decoration / inspection / parade / Photograph / Photography / Mzphoto
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