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Grandad's WWII Diary

Grandad’s WWII Diary – Photos of Gala Day at El Ballah – Saturday 5 June 1943

In my Grandfather’s diary entry from Saturday 5 June he wrote “Gala Day at Lido Club” – several races & Polo matches.  Egyptian band in attendance – played quite well.”    During this time he was acting as a guard at the 2nd New Zealand General Hospital at El Ballah near Cairo, Egypt.

These photos were possibly taken on this day (or another similar event).  The captions I have put on the photos is what he had written on the back of them.

Donkey Derby - El Ballah

Donkey Derby – El Ballah

Start of Nurses Donkey Derby - 2 General Hospital - El Ballah

Start of Nurses Donkey Derby – 2 General Hospital – El Ballah

Start of OR's Derby - El Ballah

Start of OR’s Derby – El Ballah

View of Gala Day - 2 General Hospital - El Ballah

View of Gala Day – 2 General Hospital – El Ballah

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