Thursday, 7 June 2012

Back to 1917

Better historians than I may be able to tell us what the British Army were doing here in 1917. 

Had the Kaiser come to claim Cleopatra?  Had Zeppelins been sighted over the Sphinx?

All I know is that the man on the middle camel is Vic, my grandfather, who you have met earlier at a bullfight and in the Garden of Gethsemene.

The inscription on the back of this photo, in his handwriting, simply says, "Pyramids. Eygpt. 1917."

1 comment:

  1. Check out the Sinai and Palestinian Campaigns of 1915 - 1918 between British Empire, Ottoman Empire and German Empire. We sent a British Expeditionary force into Egypt in 1917.