Wilhelma

“Wilhelma and the surrounding country (not Medjel Yaba side). Taken after return from Hospital at Alexandria until we moved out of Wilhelma.”

The above description would place these photographs in the first two or three months of 1918. All were taken by Harry Belson, or with his camera, and captions, where present, are as noted by him.

Wilhelma had been a German colony and was where the Brigade was billeted during this time. Most of the photographs show village life and agriculture, with some excursions into the neighbouring towns of Jaffa and Ludd.

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Wilhelma – near Jaffa – German Colony – ‘our house’

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Wilhelma – about 9 miles S.W. of Jaffa – German Colony – we lodged in this house

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A rest in a straw stack at Wilhelma – German Colony

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Miriam smiles – a girl from one of the villages selling oranges. She is only 17 but was rather in need of a wash. Palestine 1918.

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Well at village of El Yehudiyeh near Wilhelma

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Well of village near Wilhelma

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Youhadieh near Wilhelma

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A well near Jaffa – Between Wilhelma & Jaffa. Frank & I had a day in Jaffa, walked across the plain.

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Mosque on the road from Wilhelma to Jaffa

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Ludd – Water Dump!!!

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School house, Ludd. The Church of St George can be seen left of flag mast.

© Paul Barham, March 2018

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