Leaving for South Africa, 1947.


Leaving for South Africa, 1947.
3 4 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 26cm


A photograph of a group about to leave Barnsley in their truck, nicknamed the 'Desert Rat', to travel to South Africa, taken by Baker for the Daily Herald newspaper on 21 January, 1947. Whether they were travelling to South Africa purely for a visit or to relocate permanently is not known. This photograph has been selected from the Daily Herald Archive, a collection of over three million photographs. The archive holds work of international, national and local importance by both staff and agency photographers.

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© Daily Herald Archive / National Science & Media Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

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