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Lantern Slide - Australians of the Imperial Camel Corps in Palestine, Rafa, Palestine, Mar 1918 Image Reg. No: MM 035790

Summary:
Lantern slide depicting the Imperial Camel Corps at rest on the sandhills at Rafa, in Palestine. The Brigade was five-eights Australian.
Description:
Glass plate lantern slide, square, with a wooden frame, and a type-written inscription imprinted to the image at the bottom.
Description Of Content:
Photograph of soldiers sitting down amongst the sparce foliage in the sand. They stretch far back into the distance. A camel sits amongst them on the lower right. Some of the soldiers wear packs and ammunition belts, suggesting they are on the march.
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 82 mm (Height), 82 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: wars conflicts, world war i 1914-1918, military history, soldiers, lantern slides, -1
Themes this item is part of: Muslim Collections at Museum Victoria, Images & Image Making Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection
Primary Classification: MILITARY HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Service
Tertiary Classification: recreation & tourism
Inscriptions: Typed inscription: 'Australians of the Imperial Camel Corps on the sandhiils near the sea at Rafa, in Palestine. The Brigade, whoch was five-eights Australian, was at this time - March 1918, - in rest at Rafa.'
Format: Lantern Slide: Black & White; Standard (3¼ in. x 3¼ in.)
Place & Date Depicted: Rafa, Palestine, Mar 1918
References: http://www.awm.gov.au/units/unit_13624.asp, viewed 13.05.2009.
http://www.diggerhistory.info/pages-conflicts-periods/ww1/lt-horse/camel_regiments.htm, viewed 13.05.2009.
Rose, Jack, 'Diary of a Light Horseman 1915-1919', Kevin Rose: Hillston, N.S.W., (2005).

Comments

Claire Southwell Posted on 18 Jan 2013 5:31 PM
I have a record made by my father, Jack Carmichael Thomson of the Imperial Camel Corps, of this battle. Are you interested in seeing it?

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