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British Military in India and Burma Photograph Album
Bernath Mss 67  
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: British Military in India and Burma Photograph Album,
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1930s - early 1940s
    Collection Number: Bernath Mss 67
    Extent: .3 linear feet (1 oversize box)
    Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Department of Special Collections
    Santa Barbara, California 93106-9010
    Physical Location: Del Sur Oversize
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

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    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    British Military in India and Burma Photograph Album. Bernath Mss 67. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Acquisition Information

    Purchase, 2003.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Photograph album, apparently of a British soldier with the 2nd Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment, containing 300+ black/white images, mainly snapshots without captions, ca. 1930s - early 1940s. Includes photos of family, apparently in Britain, as well as many shots of fellow soldiers, military camps, troops on the march, countryside and inhabitants of the North-West Frontier of India (now Pakistan and Afghanistan), as well as some of other parts of India and of Burma. Signs in a few photos indicate locations such as Landikotal (border of Pakistan and Afghanistan), Jutoga Cantonment. road to Kabul, Tribal Territory, and Frontier of India.
    During World War II, the 2nd Battalion was stationed on the North-West Frontier, then in 1942 moved to the south-east coast of India, and in 1944 drove into Burma. Most of the images in this album appear to be from that time.
    Also are included in the album are some commercial set shots of China (mainly Beijing, one of Hargin in Manchuria), with printed captions in Chinese characters, probably from the 1930s.