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Military Force Souvenir Album - Sinai & Palestine
Military Force Souvenir Album - Sinai & Palestine

The Military Force Souvenir Album - Sinai & Palestine presents photographs taken over a one year period from August 1916 to October 1917. It features the activities undertaken by the Light Horse in the Sinai and South Palestine. The album was compiled from the photographic work of Trooper Ellis.

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Captured at Gaza
Captured at Gaza 
 
While not stated in the original album, it is suspected that these Turkish prisoners were captured during the 1st Battle of Gaza, 26-27 March 1917. Note the footwear of the soldier in the foreground - it is typical of that worn in Anatolia and the Balkans called a Charik which was made of cow skin. The above part was called Dolak (Puttee).