Graham Simmons on leave in Cairo, 1940s Item Reference : cny03429
Whilst on leave in Cairo, Graham and some friends paid an Egyptian guide to show them the pyramids. They were actually taken inside, and there the guide demanded more money. When Graham and his friends refused, their guide abandoned them in the dark interior. They managed to find their own way out. Graham Simmons was working as a butcher when the Second World War broke out. It was a reserved occupation, and Graham wasn't obliged to join the services. He volunteered as an ARP warden, and served in that capacity during the 3 nights' blitz of Swansea in 1941, during which his best friend lost a leg due to flying roof slates. Angered by the bombing, Graham joined the Royal Marines, and ended up fighting at Tobruk in North Africa, before going on to Sri Lanka and Burma.
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