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Photograph - 'The Loch Ismalia', Egypt, Captain Edward Albert McKenna, World War I, 1914-1915 Image Reg. No: MM 120440

Summary:
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 Loch at Ismalia. Given Ismalia's location it seems likely that this loch is either along the Suez or the Sweet Water Canal.
Description:
Black and white silver gelatin photographic print.
Description Of Content:
A bank sloping down towards water. At the bottom of the bank, to the left of the photograph there is a ship. In the background there is a loch, with sandbags in piles on the top. On the opposite bank, on higher ground, are two structures.
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: 'The Loch / Ismalia'
Hand-written in ink on the back of the photograph: 'The Loch / Ismalia'
Hand-written in pencil on the back of the photograph: '5'
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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