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"It Never Rains in the Desert" ...Major Shaffer

"It Never Rains in the Desert" ...Major Shaffer Photo: John C. Cobb, courtesy AFS Archives, NY.
This was our most memorable quote from Major Shaffer who ordered us to spread out our kits on the sand for inspection as dark clouds were threatening overhead. In memory of this baptism on our second day in Egypt, we echoed his words at many a platoon celebration over the next 60 years. Location: El Tahag Mobilization Camp, Egypt.
  • License: Courtesy of the Archives of the American Field Service and AFS Intercultural Programs (AFS Archives.) Click on the link above for information regarding the rights and reproduction policies of this specific item.
  • Creation Date: 1942 November 2
  • Creator: Cobb, John Candler, II, 1919-
  • When: WWII
  • Category of People: WWII Driver
  • Subject: Egypt