Campaign in Egypt and Palestine, 1916-1918. From Alexandria to El Arish

Date
1916-1918
Ref
PA1-q-604
Description

Album is the first part of a record of the British campaign in north-eastern Egypt and Palestine from 1916-1918. It begins with views of Alexandria and Cairo where Australian and New Zealand Troops from Gallipoli began their rest, and recovery. There are views of the troops at the military training camp at Zeitoun where they were retrained and equipped for the Western Front and the defence of Egypt. In relation to the Palestine campaign, the album covers the driving of the Turks and their German allies out of north-eastern Egypt, the capture of the oases of Quatia and Romani, and the subsequent capture of El Arish.

The album is a very good record of these events with much incidental detail. Cities, architecture, ruins, places, the locals, farming, crops and farm animals are all included. Most usefully it is a good record of the military operations from the perspective of a New Zealand participant

Arrangement: Negatives relating to prints in this album should be among those registered at F 178589 1/2 to F 178976 1/2, and F 178993 1/2 to F 179124 1/2

Quantity: 1 album(s) Album(s).

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Format
1 album(s) Album(s), Photographs
There are 14 items in total.
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There are 14 items in this group.
Soldiers in a Hotchkiss machine gun team, Egypt
Date: 1916 From: Powles family :Photographs Ref: PA1-q-604-50-2 Description: Five soldiers making up a Hotchkiss machine gun team, Egypt. Photographed by an unknown photographer in 1916. Inscriptions: Album page - beneath image - Ho...
New Zealand Mounted Rifles encampment at Bir el Maler, Egypt.
Date: 1916 From: Powles family :Photographs Ref: PA1-q-604-33-3 Description: View of the New Zealand Mounted Rifles encampment at Bir el Maler, Egypt. Photographed by an unknown photographer in May or September, 1916. Bir el Maler w...
Soldiers of the Wellington Mounted Rifles loading camels, Egypt
Date: 1916 From: Powles family :Photographs Ref: PA1-q-604-32-5 Description: Soldiers of the Wellington mounted Rifles loading camels, Egypt. Photographed by an unknown photographer in 1916. Quantity: 1 b&w original photographic pr...
Photograph of a loaded camel, Egypt
Date: 1916 From: Powles family :Photographs Ref: PA1-q-604-48-2 Description: Photograph of a loaded camel, Egypt. Photographed by an unknown photographer in 1916. Inscriptions: Album page - beneath image - The office camel Quantity...
Mounted signalman cable laying in the Egyptian desert.
Date: 1916 From: Powles family :Photographs Ref: PA1-q-604-1 Description: Mounted signalman cable laying in the Egyptian desert. Photographed by an unknown photographer in 1916 This image was published in "The New Zealanders in S...
HRH Edward Prince of Wales at Sphinx Post, Egypt
Date: March 1916 From: Powles family :Photographs Ref: PA1-q-604-32-2 Description: HRH Edward Prince of Wales mounted and attended by soldiers at Spinx Post, Suez Canal. Photographed by an unknown photographer in March 1916. Inscriptions:...
Shepheard's Hotel luggage label
Date: [ca 1917] From: Powles family :Photographs By: Borgoni, Mario, 1869-1950 Ref: PA1-q-604-12a Description: Luggage label issued by Shepheard's Hotel, Cairo, Egypt, ca 1917, designed by Mario Borgoni. Depicts man riding a camel with a pyramid and the Sphynx in the ...
An overloaded horse, Zeitoun, Egypt
Date: January 1916 From: Powles family :Photographs Ref: PA1-q-604-30-7 Description: A horse suspended between the shafts of an overloaded Egyptian cart. Photographed by an unknown photographer in January 1916. Inscriptions: Album page - be...
No 14 Camel Company passing Divisional Headquarters, Charles Powles in foreground
Date: [Between 1916 and 1918] From: Powles family :Photographs Ref: PA1-q-604-41-6 Description: No 14 Camel Company passing Divisional Headquarters, Charles Powles in foreground, photographed by Charles Powles. Inscriptions: Album page - beneath image ...
General Chaytor, Major Powles, and Lieutenant Bond on horse back, Egypt
Date: January 1916 From: Powles family :Photographs Ref: PA1-q-604-31-6 Description: General Chaytor with Major Powles on his right and Lieutenant Bond on his left. All are mounted on horses with buildings and a cart in the background. Pho...