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Catalog Number 2009.066.117
Object Name Print, Photographic
Description Black and white photo of Dr. Ralph Bunche, United Nations Under-Secretary for Special Political Affairs, visiting a wounded Canadian trooper in a United Nations Emergency Forces hospital in Rafah, in the Gaza Strip on April 24, 1959. A typewritten caption is on the verso:

UN Under-Secretary Ralph Bunche Visits UNSF in Gaza Strip
UN 61250 Rafah 24 April 1959
Dr. Ralph J. Bunche, UN Under-Secretary for Special Political Affairs, currently on an informal tour of UN Emergency Force installations, today visited administrative units located at the UNEF maintenance area in Rafah, southern end of the Gaza Strip.
Here, at the UNEF hospital in Rafah run by a Norwegian medical company, Dr. Bunche (2nd from right) visits Trooper Gerry Pang, member of Royal Canadian Dragoons Recce Squadron, who was injured while on duty along the International Frontier. The accident occurred when a ferret scout car was blown up on an anti-tank mine. At extreme right of the group is Lt. Colonel C.H.R. Eger of Norway, Chief of the UNEF Hospital. At lest is Lt. General E.L.M. Burns, UNEF Commander.
Date 1959
People Bunche, Ralph J.
Studio United Nations
Copyright While photographs are freely reproducible except for advertising purposes, they are distributed with the understanding that they are to be used in UN context only.
Print size 10" x 8"
Collection African American History
Search Terms Diplomats
United Nations