A close-up of a British heavily armed patrol of L Detachment SAS in their jeeps, just back from a three month patrol, 18 Jan 1943; note twin-mounted Vickers K machine guns and F-S dagger; photo 1 of 3

Caption   A close-up of a British heavily armed patrol of L Detachment SAS in their jeeps, just back from a three month patrol, 18 Jan 1943; note twin-mounted Vickers K machine guns and F-S dagger; photo 1 of 3 ww2dbase
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Source    ww2dbaseImperial War Museum
Identification Code   4700-32 E 21337
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Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 12 Jun 2007

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Licensing  Public Domain. According to the United Kingdom Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, copyright protection has expired for photographs created prior to 1 Jun 1957.



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1. Hobilar says:
26 Sep 2007 10:38:24 PM

A SAS patrol in the Western Desert in 1942 was caught in the open by a pair of German fighter aircraft. Quickly taking cover the SAS soldiers could only watch helplessly as two of their three Jeeps were destroyed. Finally the enemy aircraft departed and the SAS men crept back to inspect the damage to their last vehicle. It was not good news. The vehicles radiator had been seriously holed by several bullets. With ingenuity the soldiers managed to patch up the holes using plastic explosive (luckily it didnt explode when the vehicle was restarted). They then took it in turns to urinate into the radiator every fifteen minutes. By so doing they made it back ninety miles across the Desert to their hidden base.
2. paul says:
18 Jan 2015 11:19:44 AM

I do believe you have a picture of David Stirling there.
3. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
18 Jan 2015 04:04:46 PM

Paul: Actually, no. Please see companion image http://ww2db.com/image.php?image_id=11772 and David Stirling can be seen standing beside these Jeeps wearing an overcoat.

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