|Object type||Black & white - Film original negative nitrate other|
|Place made||Egypt: Cairo|
|Date made||c 2 April 1915|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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A ruined building in Cairo's Wagh-el-Bukh district, the result of a riot by Australian and New ...
A ruined building in Cairo's Wagh-el-Bukh district, the result of a riot by Australian and New Zealand servicemen in Egypt. The riot, known as the Battle of the Wazza was started in the brothel district. After four months of solid training and advice they would soon be going to the Front, only a quarter of men were granted leave around Good Friday of 1915. A build up of resentment over a variety of issues, including robberies, overpriced liquor, and the high incidence of venereal disease, resulted in the riot.