Further Auction Finds

Further to the last post on Gordon Burley & the 298 Airborne, these slides were found in the same box. It appears that Gordon Burley spent some time travelling through Northern India, The Himalayas and Tibet in the late 1940’s. One unscanned slide has the wording “Journey to Tibet, an illustrated talk by Gordon Burley”, suggesting he gave presentations in the UK at some point.

The images and further research give some idea of the scope of his travels. The Mak Dhog Monastery is in West Bengal, the sign saying it is forbidden to cross the border to Afghanistan is most likely from Kashmir or Pakistan (West Pakistan at the time) and research shows there was a mention in the Indian Daily Mail of 1946 saying he had found Yeti footprints in the Himalayas. It sounds like an extensive journey. If anyone has any more information I’d be very interested to hear from you.

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