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Imperial Camel Corps

In February 1918 Hurley went to Rafa to photograph Australians in the Imperial Camel Corps. He recalled the occasion as “the busiest day I have had so far, and by far the most unique performances. The events opened with a battalion in attack and a re-enactment of the battle of Rafa, and on the very grounds.” In one of these images, we see cameliers forming up for their re-enactment.

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Frank Hurley
Camel ambulances, Imperial Camel Corps, Rafa, Palestine, 12 February 1918
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Frank Hurley
Australian cameliers, Rafa, Palestine, 12 February 1918
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Frank Hurley
Australian Light Horse Field Ambulance on the Philistine Plain, Palestine, 1918
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Frank Hurley
Arabs mixing camel feed, Deiran, Palestine, January 1918
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