Magic Lantern Slide: Soldiers' Graves in desert, Baiji

This photograph by Alfred Oliver Rowden records soldiers’ graves in the desert at Baiji, Iraq. Baiji was the base for the No. 2 Supply Company and Transport Corps, and it is likely these men had died during their service with that Corps. Rowden was in Mesopotamia during the First World War and was not sent home until 1919 or 1920. He photographed scenes like this to record his experiences.
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Lantern Slide: Soldiers' Graves in desert, Baiji
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Magic Lantern Slide: Soldiers' Graves in desert, Baiji
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United Kingdom
glass; paper; photographic emulsion
Period Classification
World War I (1914-1918); Inter War (1918-1939)
Collection Class
Social and industrial history
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Inscription / Transcription
handwritten 'M 339' on top edge; handwritten 'Soldiers' Graves in desert. Baiji / Pag. Rap. 339 H.Q.' on masking strip
Family Group

whole width 83 mm; whole H 83 mm; whole TH 2.5 mm
Created At
2017-05-08 09:13:46
Updated At
2020-01-28 11:44:51

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