Affordable Access

Oral history interview with Mr B. Gerrard

Centre for Popular Memory (University of Cape Town) (
Publication Date
  • Oral History
  • World War
  • 1939-1945--Veterans--South Africa--Interviews
  • World War
  • 1939-1945--Personal Narratives
  • South African
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Political Science
  • Psychology


This sub-collection centres on the diverse war experiences of the interviewees, mainly in in North Africa, Italy and South Africa. It contains information about prisoner of war experiences in Italy and Germany and repatriation through the Port of Odessa in 1945. Themes include: 1948 elections in South Africa, desert warfare at El Alamain, entry into the armed forces, family background, war experiences in Mogadishu and Normandy, post-war politics in South Africa, the psychological effects of war, schooling; war and women's employment in the armed forces.

There are no comments yet on this publication. Be the first to share your thoughts.