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Photograph - Batallion at the Sphinx, Egypt, Captain Edward Albert McKenna, World War I, 1914-1915 Image Reg. No: MM 050636

Summary:
One of 139 photograph 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 the 7th Battalion visiting the Great Sphinx at Giza. The Giza Plataeu appears to have been a popular tourist destination for the troops and many of the photohraphs taken by Captain McKenna depict this site.
Description Of Content:
In the foreground and leading into the background is a large group of servicemen, most are walking however some appear to be running or looking at the Great Sphinx which stands partially buried in the background of the photograph. Behind the right shoulder of the Great Sphinx is a pyramid.
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 59 mm (Height), 60 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: wars conflicts, world war i 1914-1918, australian military forces, recreation activities, australian army, army camps, soldiers, tents, tourist attractions, pyramids, egyptian archaeology
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 pencil bottom left corner of the photo album page: '4'
Hand-written in ink on the support underneath the photograph: '7th Battalion have a day out'
Handwritten in pencil on the support on the top left side of the photograph: 'a'
Hand-written in pencil on the back of the photograph: 'The Sphinx / 7th Batt have / a day out.'
Organisations Depicted: LILLIE MCKENNA
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Giza Plateau, Egypt, 1914-1915
Photographer: Captain Edward McKenna, Giza Plateau, Egypt, 1914-1915
Creator: Lillie McKenna, Australia, circa 1918

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