Egyptian men surveying damaged wagons and furniture in the street (probably following the riot at ...

Accession Number P04172.001
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Film original negative 35mm nitrate
Maker Unknown
Place made Egypt: Cairo
Date made c April 1915
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Egyptian men surveying damaged wagons and furniture in the street (probably following the riot at Haret El Wasser, a disreputable quarter of the city known to Australian troops as 'The Wozzer'.) On 2 April 1915 aggrieved Australian and New Zealand soldiers had run amok, throwing bedding, mattresses and clothing from several brothels into the street and burning them. The British military police were summoned to the scene, but withdrew due to the large crowd, mostly comprised of spectators. Members of the 2nd Australian Division were involved in the 'Second Battle of the Wozzer' in August 1915.

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