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George Rodger General Charles de Gaulle meets officers of the Free French Forces who were crossing Africa overland from the Cameroon to join comrades of the Brigade d'Orient fighting in Eritrea. El Fasher, Darfu (...)
George Rodger British troops on the road to Damascus to liberate the town from the Vichy French administration. Fiber. 1941. © George Rodger | Magnum Photos
George Rodger Free French commanders leave the administrative building after accepting the surrender of the Vichy French. L to R, Colonel Collet, General George Cartoux and General Legentilhomme. Damascus, Syria (...)
George Rodger Sunken ships scuttled in Massawa to prevent use of port by Allied ships. Massawa, Ethiopia. 1941. © George Rodger | Magnum Photos
George Rodger Emir Abdullah Ibn Hussein in a Bedouin tent in the grounds of his palace. Amman, Jordon. 1941. © George Rodger | Magnum Photos
George Rodger Liberation of Damascus by the free French forces led by General Dentz. Damascus, Syria. 1941. © George Rodger | Magnum Photos
George Rodger British and Russian troops meet for the first time. Here the British flying column and Russian armour are on the road to Kazvin. Near Kavzin, Iran. 1941. © George Rodger | Magnum Photos
George Rodger Emir Abdullah ibn Hussein presents a ceremonial sword to John-Bagot Glubb (Glubb Pasha) at the Palace. Amman, Jordon. 1941. © George Rodger | Magnum Photos
George Rodger Soviet and British soldiers at the meeting of the British flying column and units of Russian armour on the road to Kavzin. Iran. 1941. © George Rodger | Magnum Photos
George Rodger Soldiers of disbanded Iranian Army watch British forces take over their country. Near Kavzin, Iran. 1941. © George Rodger | Magnum Photos
George Rodger Zargunkhel. With no mechanical power, artisans made rifles from scrap iron that were perfect replicas of government issue weapons and fired as accurately. 1941. © George Rodger | Magnum Photos
George Rodger During the battle for the town Italian soldiers emerge from hiding and fire on the town. Barce, Libya. 1941. © George Rodger | Magnum Photos
George Rodger Graves of the crew of a British bomber shot down and buried by Germans. Western Desert, Egypt. June, 1941. © George Rodger | Magnum Photos