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Egypt – It Doesn’t Look Like that in Postcards



Sphinx Egypt 1941 WWII - front

Sphinx Egypt 1941 WWII - back

Sphinx Egypt 1941 WW2 - front

Sphinx Egypt 1941 WW2 - back

DESCRIPTION: The Sphinx, Cairo, Egypt
DATE: c. 1941
CURRENT OWNER OF THE ITEMS: Valda Phillips (nee Winter)
STORY/ABOUT:  These two photographs were in the Egypt ‘batch’ of photos taken by Harold Roy Winter (or as he was known in the army, Roy Harold Winter) while there with the 2/48th Australian Infantry Battalion
(Note: I really don’t know why the back of that first photo looks white, as it was scanned from the original photo which is more sepia-ish)

Snakes Alive!!

snake charmers a

snake charmers b

DESCRIPTION: snake charmers in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka)
DATE: approx. 1944-1945
CURRENT OWNER OF THE ITEM: Valda Phillips (nee Winter)
STORY/ABOUT:  This photograph was one in the Borneo ‘batch’ of photos taken by Harold Roy Winter (or as he was known in the army, Roy Harold Winter) while there with the 2/48th Australian Infantry Battalion.

He Drew What He Saw: Tarakan, 1945, WWII

sketch of Tarakan WWII by Harold Roy Winter

a sketch of the attack on Hill 102, Tarakan in WWII drawn by Harold Roy Winter (aka Roy Harold Winter)

a portion of the sketch to see the detail

a portion of the sketch to see the detail

DESCRIPTION: a sketch of a battle scene of the attack on Hill 102, Tarakan in WWII drawn by Harold Roy Winter
DATE: approx. June 1945
CURRENT OWNER OF THE ITEM: Valda Phillips (nee Winter)
STORY/ABOUT:  Harold Roy Winter (or as he was known in the army, Roy Harold Winter) was my great uncle. I never knew him, but it’s obvious that had an amazing talent at sketching.  Drawn on a large (bigger than A3) sheet of card, the detail in it is sketch amazing, but also scary and sad to see. Roy was in the 2/48th Australian Infantry Battalion.

A Message from the Battlefield

postcard from Otto Winter 1916 - frontpostcard from Otto Winter 1016 - backDESCRIPTION: postcard written by Otto Rafael Winter to his parents-in-law (John & Margaret Daley), while he was overseas fighting on the battlefields in WW1
(note: Valda (Otto’s daughter) has written “Otto was sheltering in the building arrowed”)
DATE: 1916
CURRENT OWNER OF THE PHOTO: Alan Phillips

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