Alexandria and Cairo

All of the the following photographs were taken by Harry Belson, or with his camera, and were taken in 1919 after the return to Egypt. There were few notes on the back of these prints, so hopefully there may be people who see the photographs and recognise the locations or the events pictured.

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Harry Belson, pictured on the left in the photograph above, and likewise in the two pictures below.

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HB_1318HB_1319HB_1321HB_1613 March past Cairo 1919 (Allenby?)

The mounted figure at the head of the victory parade looks very much like Field Marshal Vicount Allenby.

Harry Belson returned to England via Italy & France (over land) and was demobbed in June 1919.

 

In the garden shed which my grandfather called his office was a framed portrait of a Bedouin, whom Grandpa said had given his permission to have his photograph taken. Unfortunately I have found no trace of that photograph, although I am hopeful that the negative may still be amongst the others….

© Paul Barham, May 2018

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