'Murdie Andrews', 3rd County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters), 1941
Photograph by Major Wilfred Herbert James Sale, MC, 3rd County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters), World War Two, North Africa, 1941.
Lieutenant M W C Andrews was a quartermaster with 3rd County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters) during the North African campaign. He was in a group of Echelon troops that was captured by the Germans during Operation CRUSADER in November 1941. The prisoners of war were driven off in lorries and unceremoniously dumped at a desert camp with just two guards. The captives quickly persuaded their captors to surrender and Andrews and his comrades managed to return to their unit.
From an album containing 182 photographs compiled by Major W H J Sale, MC, 3rd/4th County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters).
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