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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Social and industrial history
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Magic Lantern Slide: Soldiers' Graves in desert, Baiji
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Lantern Slide: Soldiers' Graves in desert, Baiji
whole width 83 mm; whole H 83 mm; whole TH 2.5 mm
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World War I (1914-1918); Inter War (1918-1939)
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United Kingdom
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glass; paper; photographic emulsion
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handwritten 'M 339' on top edge; handwritten 'Soldiers' Graves in desert. Baiji / Pag. Rap. 339 H.Q.' on masking strip

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