Story: Sexual health

Soldier and local woman (3rd of 3)

Soldier and local woman

Contact with local women was an accepted part of overseas service for New Zealand military personnel. Here a New Zealand soldier and a woman (possibly a prostitute) are shown in the Wagh el Birket, Cairo’s red-light district in about 1940.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, War History Collection (PAColl-4161)
Reference: DA-14051
Photograph by Graham Walter Dudding

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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How to cite this page:

Jane Tolerton, 'Sexual health - Sexual health, 1914–1945', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 June 2024)

Story by Jane Tolerton, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 7 Dec 2018