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Photograph - Mena Camp & Pyramids, Egypt, Captain Edward Albert McKenna, World War I, 16 Dec 1914 Image Reg. No: MM 050634

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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 Mena Camp, Egypt, with Pyramids at Giza in the background. Mena Camp was one of three training camps in Egypt that were used by the A.I.F. and the N.Z.E.F.
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Sand in the foreground. In the background is a camp with tents laid out in rows. Soldiers and horses are dispersed across the front of the camp. Behind the camp, on a rise, are three pyramids.
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 184 mm (Height), 143 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: wars conflicts, world war i 1914-1918, australian military forces, australian army, army camps, soldiers, tents, pyramids
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MILITARY HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Service
Tertiary Classification: army camps
Inscriptions: Hand-written in pencil on the bottom left corner of the photograph album page: '2'
Hand-written in ink on the support underneath the photograph: 'General view of Mena Camp Taken from Hill / opposite the Pyramids'
Hand-written in pencil on the left side of the photograph: 'c'
Hand-written in pencil on the back of the photograph: 'General view of Camp / Mena via Cairo / 16/12/14 Egypt / taken from Hill opposite Pyramids'
Organisations Depicted: LILLIE MCKENNA
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Mena Camp, Egypt, 1914-1915
Creator: Elizabeth (Lillie) McKenna, Melbourne, Australia, circa 1918

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