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A ferry transporting a railway engine along the Suez Canal, Egypt, 1916

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

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.

This image was taken by Corporal Joseph Egerton who was stationed in Egypt and Palestine. Armed with his camera, he took numerous photographs of Egyptian scenes and the local people.

From a collection of photographs taken by Corporal Joseph Egerton, Shropshire Yeomanry in Sinai and Palestine.

NAM Accession Number

NAM. 2002-05-1-50


National Army Museum, Out of Copyright


National Army Museum, Study collection

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