Leo Walmsley's Glass Slides from WWI in East Africa
My brother Simon, who passed away in June 2013, had been given two boxes of glass slides, containing photographs of sea specimens and flora*; photos taken by Leo and Suzanne in France (to illustrate the story Leo wrote about the trip with donkey and cart to the Pyrenees); and photos taken in East Africa by Leo in WWI and between the two World Wars.
*Where these were taken isn't known for sure. Some think it was in a marine research lab in Yorkshire. I'm not so sure. In Flying and Sport, Leo visited Mombasa on a medical leave and explored sea life there. It would be good to know for sure where these slides were taken!
Because there are so many slides, I've divided them into three webpages. This one displays photos taken in East Africa in WWI and before WW2. For photos taken to illustrate the story Leo wrote about the trip with donkey and cart to the Pyrenees, click here .
For photos taken of marine life, click here.
Slides from East Africa, WWI and between the two World Wars
I'm presuming that Leo took these photographs, both during and just after the 1st World War. Several of them were used to illustrate Flying and Sport in East Africa. There are also slides of diagrams Leo made during his time serving in Africa.
The book Leo wrote was called Flying and Sport in East Africa. Here are some photos of the sport he indulged in, as well as some of the terrain in which he observed game and hunted them.