Orlebar, J.O.

Archive Collection

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

Conditions Governing Access

Most archives are fully open for consultation, but it is advisable to check before your visit. Please email pg.library@durham.ac.uk

Acquisition Information

Presented by Orlebar, 1981-1987


Part of : Sudan Archive

Other Finding Aids


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)

Corporate Names