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Photo 1. Vice-Admiral Sir James Somerville with Captain G. N. Oliver on board HMS Warspite. This photograph was taken after Admiral Somerville had left force H to take command of the Eastern Fleet.

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Photo 2. Force H at Sea: HMS Renown and Ark Royal, taken from HMS Sheffield.

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Photo 3. The 8-inch cruiser Bolzano under attack by Swordfish of the Fleet Air Arm on 28th March 1941. The photograph taken from the second aircraft shows the splash of a torpedo entering the water.

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Photo 4. The battle of Cape Matapan, 28th March 1941, just after the battlefleet opened fire at 10.28 p.m. From left to right: the burning Zara, and Fiume, the Barham, the Valiant, the Greyhound, and the flagship Warspite. (From the painting by Rowland Langmaid)

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Photo 5. British troops disembarking at Piraeus.

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Photo 6. Piraeus on the morning of 7th April 1941, after the bombing and explosions. (Australian War Memorial )

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Photo 7. A Blenheim about to touch down on a rough landing ground in Greece.

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Photo 8. Greek transport on the move.

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Photo 9. The coast of Platamon, looking south. (New Zealand War History Branch)

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Photo 10. The Vale of Tempe, looking west: showing the river Pinios and the Athens-Salonika railway.

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Photo 11. Thermopylae, from a captured German photograph.

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Photo 12. The Corinth Canal, showing the road and railway bridge. (‘Topical’ Press Agency, Ltd )

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Photo 13. Ships on fire in Suda Bay.

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Photo 14. German parachute troops landing near Suda Bay on 20th May 1941. (Australian War Memorial )

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Photo 15. Maleme airfield, Crete, showing many Ju.52s crash-landed and others wrecked.

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Photo 16. Admiral Cunningham, General Freyberg, and Vice-Admiral Pridham-Wippell on board HMS Phoebe in Alexandria harbour.

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Photo 17. Crete: Askifou Plain from the north. (New Zealand War History Branch )

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Photo 18. Crete: Sphakia, where most of the British troops were taken off.

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Photo 19. The attack at mast-head height by the Royal Air Force against shipping in Tripoli harbour on 9th July 1941. A direct hit: ship’s boats and debris are flying through the air.

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Photo 20. General view of Malta, taken before the war, showing Hal Far airfield and the numerous stone walls which intersect the countryside.

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Photo 21. The bombing of Rutba Fort by the Royal Air Force on 9th May 1941.

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Photo 22. Habbaniya airfield, looking south across the plateau on which the Iraqi troops deployed; Lake Habbaniya is in the distance.

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Photo 23. Men of the Arab Legion looking at the débris of a bombed and burnt out column of Iraqi transport.

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Photo 24. Floods along the banks of the river Euphrates.

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Photo 25. Falluja and the bridge over the Euphrates.

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Photo 26. The grounds of the British Embassy, Baghdad, during the ‘siege’.

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Photo 27. Warships cooperating with the Army off the Syrian coast.

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Photo 28. Tomahawks of the Royal Air Force in formation over the rugged Lebanon.

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Photo 29. A rocky slope near Jezzine. (Australian War Memorial )

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Photo 30. Australians bridging the Litani near Merjayun.

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Photo 31. Left to right: Air Chief Marshal Longmore, General Wavell, General de Gaulle, General Catroux.

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Photo 32. Palmyra, whose garrison surrendered to Habforce on 3rd July 1941.

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Photo 33. Colonel Collet’s Circassian Cavalry outside the railway station at Damascus, 26th June 1941.

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Photo 34. A scene on the river Litani (the old Leontes).

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Photo 35. Shell-fire during the Australian advance along the coast road south of Beirut.

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Photo 36. The broken bridge at the mouth of the river Damour.

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Photo 37. On board HMS Manchester, just after she had been struck by a torpedo on 23rd July 1941.

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Photo 38. Malta: the Grand Harbour from seaward, showing the bridge joining the outer mole to Fort St. Elmo, the scene of the Italian attack of 26th July 1941.

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Photo 39. Ethiopia: bad going in the Lakes district.

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Photo 40. View on the road near Debra Tabor.

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Photo 41. View across the valley of the river Omo.

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Photo 42. Patriots crossing the Omo.

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Photo 43. Fantastic road up the Wolchefit barrier.

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Photo 44. Typical country to the east of Gondar; view at the foot of the Lower Daflecha.