British soldiers travelling by troop train on the desert railway, Sheik Nakhrur, 1917
Photograph, World War One Middle East (1914-1918), 1917.
Construction on the desert railway began in February 1916. It eventually spanned hundreds of miles across the Sinai peninsula, providing troops and supplies to the front line.
From a collection of photographs taken by Corporal Joseph Egerton, Shropshire Yeomanry in Sinai and Palestine.
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National Army Museum, Out of Copyright
National Army Museum, Study collection