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Corporal Joseph Egerton with a rail truck of empty water tanks, 1916

Photograph, World War One, Middle East (1914-1918), 1916.

Image caption states: 'Exterior of No 2 Block House Desert Truck load of empty water fantases going to Salamut to be filled - Shows how water was brought up to the garrison. Myself in foreground.'

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.

NAM Accession Number

NAM. 2002-05-1-110


National Army Museum, Out of Copyright


National Army Museum, Study collection

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