Cape Town Highlanders in Tunisa South African Army 1943

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Springboks of the Cape Town Highlanders Regiment march towards Tunis in 1943, having crossed the Western Desert from Egypt and earning honors at El Alamein. Founded in 1885, the regiment is 134 years old and has fought in the Boer Wars as well as both World Wars. Queen Elizabeth, until 1961, was the unit’s colonel-in-chief. The Highlanders are set to disappear in the coming months.

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