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Photograph - Mena Camp & Pyramids, Egypt, Captain Edward Albert McKenna, World War I, 16 Dec 1914 Reg. No: MM 050634
- 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.
- Description Of Content:
- 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.
|Dimensions:||184 mm (Height), 143 mm (Width)|
|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, Captain Edward Albert McKenna, AIF (1877-1915)|
|Primary Classification:||MILITARY HISTORY|
|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