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Photograph - Sweet Water Canal, Egypt, Captain Edward Albert McKenna, World War I, 1914-1915 Image Reg. No: MM 120437

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 'Sweet Water Canal' at Ismalia. The Sweet Water Canal was constructed in 1861-3 to provide freshwater to Ismalia. The Sweet Water Canal is now known as the 'Ismalia Canal.' 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 of a waterway. On the bank in the foreground there is vegetation. On the opposite bank there is a small group of figures sitting in a circle. To the right of this group, on the same bank, are two figures apparently engrossed in a task of some kind. Behind all the figures is more vegetation and trees.
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
Primary Classification: MILITARY HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Service
Tertiary Classification: recreation & tourism
Inscriptions: Hand-written in ink on the support to the right of the photograph: 'Sweet water / Canal / Ismalia'
Hand-written in ink on the back of the photograph: 'Sweet water Canal, / Ismalia'
Hand-written in pencil on the back: '(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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