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Photograph - 'Near Y.M.C.A. Tent', Egypt, Captain Edward Albert McKenna, World War I, 1914-1915 Image Reg. No: MM 120383

One of 139 photographs in an album from World War I likely to have been taken by Captain Edward Albert McKenna. The photographs include the 7th Battalion training in Mena Camp, Egypt, and sight-seeing.

Image depicting a group of servicemen marching near the Y.M.C.A. tent at Mena Camp. Mena Camp was one of three training camps in Egypt that were used by the A.I.F. and the N.Z.E.F.
Black and white silver gelatin photographic print.
Description Of Content:
Servicemen in the background walking towards a structure, the men appear to be walking in group formations. In the foreground are some type of vehicle tracks in the sand along with what appears to be rail tracks running horizontally across the middle of the photograph. To the right, closer to the camera than the servicemen but still in the background, is a figure in a white robe.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr J. Willis, 1986
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 86 mm (Height), 110 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: wars conflicts, world war i 1914-1918, troops
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Captain Edward Albert McKenna, AIF (1877-1915)
Primary Classification: MILITARY HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Service
Tertiary Classification: marches & movements
Inscriptions: Hand-written in pencil on the bottom left corner: '7'
Hand-written in ink on the support to the left of the photograph: 'Near Y.M.C.A / Tent. (diagonal line underscoring tent)'
Hand-written in pencil on the support top left corner of the photograph: 'b'
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Photographer: Captain Edward McKenna, Mena Camp, Egypt, 1914-1915
Place & Date Depicted: Mena, Egypt, 1914-1915
Creator: Elizabeth (Lillie) McKenna, Melbourne, Australia, circa 1918

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