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'Shepheards. Cairo', 1943

Photograph by Major Wilfred Herbert James Sale, MC, 3rd County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters), World War Two, North Africa, 1943.

View of Shepeard's Hotel in Cairo, Egypt, 1943. In early 1943 the 3rd County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters) were moved to Cowley Camp at Mena near Cairo. The Shepeard's Hotel , formerly the Hotel des Anglais was established in 1841. It was a favourite establishment of the military stationed in or passing through, Cairo. The hotel was burned down during the 'Black Friday' riots in January 1952, part of the civil unrest directed against British occupation.

From a photograph album containing 241 photographs compiled by Major Sale, MC, 3rd/4th County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters), 1943-1944.

NAM Accession Number

NAM. 1975-03-63-13-8


National Army Museum Copyright


National Army Museum, Study collection

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