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Photograph - Mena Camp from the Pyramids, Egypt, Captain Edward Albert McKenna, World War I, 1914-1915 Image Reg. No: MM 050635

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 of Mena Camp, Egypt, taken from the Pyramids at Giza. 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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Elevated view of a campsite. Tents arranged in lines. Evidence of other structures. Individual servicemen and horse in evidence in the foreground.
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 90 mm (Height), 147 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: wars conflicts, world war i 1914-1918, australian military forces, australian army, army camps, soldiers, tents
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 right corner of the album page: '3'
Hand-written in ink on the support at the top of the photograph (left side of the album page): 'Camp Taken from the Pyramids.'
Hand-written in ink on the support on the left side of the photograph (bottom of the album page): '(arrow pointing towards image) / Y.M.C A / building; Brigade / Headquarters'
Hand-written in ink on the support underneath the photograph (right side of the page): 'Office O.C. "E(illegible)"'
Hand-written in pencil on the support above the right hand corner of the photograph (upper left corner on album page): 'a'
Hand-written in pencil on the back of the photograph: 'Y.M.CA Building / (arrow pointing down with a circle with a dot in the middle to the left); Brigade / Head Quats / 2nd Inf Bdge; (another circle with a dot in the middle) OC E Corp 7th Batt Tent'
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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