Orlebar, J.O.

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  • Reference
      GB 33 SAD[396]
  • Dates of Creation
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      2.5 boxes

Scope and Content

Official papers on Sudan Defence Force operations at Kufra oasis, Darfur, Kordofan, S. Sudan and the Kassala/Abyssinia border, mainly Second World War; personal accounts of former Sudan Defence Force officers; copy letters of Charles Davidson,Egyptian Army, 1882-1884 ; 106 photographs, mainly military subjects in Darfur, Khartoum, Kassala and Abyssinia; obituaries; 2 maps; newspaper cuttings; printed material

Administrative / Biographical History

Sudan Defence Force, 1933-1943

Access Information

Open for consultation.

Acquisition Information

Presented by Orlebar, 1981-1987


Part of : Sudan Archive

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Orlebar, J., (ed.), The tales of the S.D.F. (Newport, ca.1981)  Orlebar, J., (ed.), The story of the Sudan Defence Force (Newport, ca.1986)

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