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Photograph - 'Ismalia View of Canal', Egypt, Captain Edward Albert McKenna, World War I, 1914-1915 Image Reg. No: MM 120426

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 the view of the Suez Canal from Ismalia, Egypt. According to its war diaries, the 7th Battalion recieved orders to move to Ismalia on the 2nd of February 1915.
Black and white silver gelatin photographic print.
Description Of Content:
Image taken from a raised position, looking down at a body of water. In the foreground there is a bank which slopes down gently to the water, a group of figures seem to be approaching the water down this slope. Along the water's edge is what appears to be a barrier of sandbags. Behind the sandbags, in the water, is a jetty upon which about half a dozen figures can be seen. To the right of this jetty, also in the water, is another structure of some kind. Towards the background of the photograph is the other bank of the waterway with a ship in front. Up on the higher ground of this second bank is a collection of tents. In the distance, towards to the top right of the photograph and almost disappearing out of frame, appears to be other structures and another ship.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr J. Willis, 1986
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 195 mm (Height), 159 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: wars conflicts, world war i 1914-1918, waterways
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: recreation & tourism
Inscriptions: Hand-written in ink on the support underneath the photograph: 'Ismalia View of Canal'
Hand-written in pencil on the back of the photograph: 'View of / Canal / Ismalia / 75 (illegible)'
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Photographer: Captain Edward McKenna, Ismalia, Egypt, 1914-1915
Place & Date Depicted: Ismalia, Egypt, 1914-1915
Creator: Elizabeth (Lillie) McKenna, Malvern, Victoria, Australia, circa 1918

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