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Men of the Egyptian Labour Corps at Boulogne, 12 August 1917.

Lantern slide, World War One, Western Front (1914-1918), 1917.

The scale of fighting on the Western Front created an insatiable demand for labour in the rear areas. The British and French armies met this demand by recruiting labourers from many countries around the world, including China, Burma, India, South Africa and Egypt.

From a box of 73 lantern slides.

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NAM. 1978-11-157-24-33


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