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Project Title: Glasgow West War Story

Exhibition: Doctors in the Midst of Conflict

To be added later.

Assets in this exhibition:

Dr Paterson and John Stretfield, Haifa

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Description

Dr Paterson (left) and John Stretfield (right) on the hills above the city of Haifa, Israel.

Source

Date: 1945
Location: Haifa, Israel
Original Source: Dr Paterson private collection


Detainment camp for Arab soldiers

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Description

From the First World War Syria had been under French control, assigned under the French French Mandate of Syria in 1923. In 1943 the Syria emerged as an independent state. However, French soldiers did not completely leave the country until 1946. Dr Paterson was in Syria in 1945, where the French officers commanded an army of Arab soldiers. Close to Damascus, the Arab soldiers had killed their French officers as part of the throwing off of French control. Dr Paterson’s battalion was sent in to arrest the soldiers. A detainment camp was established and within a short time the Arab soldiers’ families had joined them. Dr Paterson looked after the health of the these soldiers and their families as well as the British soldiers.

Source

Date: 1945
Contributor: Dr Paterson
Location: Hills near Damascus, Syria
Original Source: Dr Paterson private collection


33rd Foot Duke of Wellington Regiment, mountain training

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Description

Dr Paterson was attached to the 33rd Foot Duke of Wellington regiment.This photograph was taken during mountain training in North Italy. The regiment were heading north to Bologne after the capture of Rome, before setting off again for Palestine. The mountains were covered in thick snow, sometimes coming up to knee height.

The uniform seen here was standard issue, with the tin helmets worn for protection.

Source

Date: 1945
Contributor: Dr Paterson
Location: Mountains near Bologne
Original Source: Dr Paterson private collection


Operation Shingle: Anzio landings

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Description

Pontoon causeways used to assist the landings in Anzio, Italy.

Source

Location: Anzio, Italy
Original Source: The National Archives Image Library. Image reference: DEFE 2/560


Operation Shingle: Anzio

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Description

DUKWs bring stores and equipment ashore under shell fire.

Source

Location: Anzio, Italy
Original Source: The National Archives Image Library. Image reference: DEFE 2/560


Etching Portrait of Dr Fairlie

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Description

A street artist in Delhi drew the original portrait. Dr Fairlie then had it photographed to send to his wife.

You can see that he has been made a captain because he has three pips on his shoulder. He was originally a lieutenant with only 2 pips.

Source

Date: 1942
Contributor: Bourne & Shepard, India
Location: Delhi
Original Source: Dr Fairlie private collection


Dr Fairlie with George Dick

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Description

Dr Fairlie and George Dick walking down a street in Durban. Both are wearing the formal uniform issued for hot countries.

George Dick went on to invent the an anti-polio vaccine.

Source

Date: 1942
Location: Durban, South Africa
Original Source: Dr Fairlie private collection


Dr Fairlie and D. Newbigging

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Description

Dr Fairlie and D. Newbigging outside a tent in a camp outside of Nairobi. Newbigging was a New Zealander who joined the British army as he wanted to be closer to the conflict.

They are both wearing Sam Brown belts which had space to hold a sword, this is formal wear and they would normally wear a khaki belt.

Source

Date: 1942
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Original Source: Dr Fairlie private collection


Dr Fairlie and wife on their Wedding day

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Description

Dr Fairlie and Mrs Fairlie were married at the University of Glasgow Chapel on the 29th January 1942, before he set off for North Africa. Their reception was held at The Grosvenor Hotel on Gordon Street.

You can see that Dr Fairlie at this time was a lieutenant in the army because he has two pips on his uniform.

Source

Date: 1942
Contributor: Northern Press Glasgow
Location: Glasgow
Original Source: Dr Fairlie private collection


Dr Pow

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Description

Dr Pow