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Haret el Wasser, Cairo, Egypt, 1915

Reference Number: PAColl-0914-1-53-1

Haret el Wasser, a street in red-light district of Cairo, Egypt, photographed in 1915. Probably the site of riots known as the "Battles of the Wazza" which occurred between World War 1 troops and police in April and July of 1915. Looks down upon pedestrians and businesses premises. Shows broken tables and other debris on the road alongside the footpath. Photographer unidentified.

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1 image, related to Haret el Wasser and Streets - Egypt.

Part of:
Paterson, E B :139 photographs relating to World War One experiences of Hugh Townshend Boscawen, Reference Number PAColl-0914-1 (12 digitised items)
Paterson, E B :139 photographs relating to World War One experiences of Hugh Townshend Boscawen, Reference Number PAColl-0914 (12 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w original photographic print(s)Silver gelatin print 9 x 12 cm. Horizontal imageSingle photograph

Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted

Inscriptions: Inscribed - Verso - This is part of damage done by Australians, English, and NZ troops the time I spoke of in my letter. This street alone caused over 300 of our chaps to go to hospital HTB

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