Haret el Wasser, Cairo, Egypt

Haret el Wasser, Cairo, Egypt
Date
1915
Ref
PAColl-0914-1-53-1
Description

Haret el Wasser, a street in red-light district of Cairo, Egypt, photographed in 1915. Probably the site of riots known as the "Battles of the Wazza" which occurred between World War 1 troops and police in April and July of 1915. Looks down upon pedestrians and businesses premises. Shows broken tables and other debris on the road alongside the footpath. Photographer unidentified.

Inscriptions: Verso - This is part of damage done by Australians, English, and NZ troops the time I spoke of in my letter. This street alone caused over 300 of our chaps to go to hospital HTB

Quantity: 1 b&w original photographic print(s).

Physical Description: Silver gelatin print 9 x 12 cm

Access restrictions
Partly restricted - Please use surrogate in place of original
Part of
Paterson, E B :139 photographs relating to World War One experiences of Hugh Townshend Boscawen
Format
1 b&w original photographic print(s), Photographs, Silver gelatin print 9 x 12 cm, Orientation: Horizontal image
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