Suez and Kubri – 1

All of the following photographs were taken by Harry Belson, or were taken with his camera. Italicised text and captions, where present, are as noted by my grandfather.

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Camera purchased at Suez in 1916 during the time we were stationed at Kubri. The series of photographs starts from here.”

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Our encampment on the banks of the Suez Canal at Kubri, near Suez

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A baby camel captured from some hill tribes, near Suez. The boy standing was in Truth Ward, Hackney Hospital, same time as myself. Since this, was thrown from a camel and badly hurt.

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Arab scouts on the Suez Canal defences

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Your offer brother Harry and “Emily” Regt. Pet of the Regt. Somewhere in Egypt – Jan/17 – at El Kubri on the Suez Canal

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2/1 East Anglian Field Ambulance Camp, Suez Canal, Kubri, 1916

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Swing bridge over the Suez Canal at Kubri, near Suez

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Ships passing through the Suez Canal

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Looking across the Canal

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 The grain in the ship had shifted causing the ship to list.

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Patrol Boat “Bee”

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Mosque near fish market at Suez

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“Yours HDB – Suez 1917”

© Paul Barham, February 2018

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