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Troopships  - HMT Georgic (well almost)


Ranks of the 2nd Battalion, King's Own, disembarking from HMT Georgic onto a lighter  prior to going ashore at Egypt or Eritrea, North Africa, 5th November 1947.  HMT Georgic, from which the photograph is taken, was a White Star Line ship which was converted to a troop carrier in World War Two.  A 'lighter' is the general name for a broad, flat bottomed boat used in transporting cargo (or troops) between a vessel and the shore.
Accession Number: KO0714/13

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