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George Edwards Photo Gallery: Egypt, Libya, Syria and Palestine, 1941-1943

George Edwards Alb 1 no 228 - Evening on the Nile The images from this gallery are from the George Edwards Collection GB165-0533 Albums 1-3. The captions are those that appear in the album or on the reverse of the images.

Lance Corporal George Edwards served in the Royal Engineers during the North African Campaign in the Second World War during which time these photographs were taken.

Further information on George Edwards can be found in the George Edwards Collection Catalogue (pdf file)

This gallery has been divided into three parts, corresponding to the Albums in the collection; Album 1 (Egypt 1941), Album 2 (Libya 1943) and Album 3 (Syria and Palestine 1942-43)

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Album 1: Photos from Egypt, 1941

George Edwards Alb 1/3
George Edwards Alb 1 no 3
Top of the Pyramid, Giza
George Edwards Alb 1/6
George Edwards Alb 1 no 6
Egyptian Sunset
George Edwards Alb 1/11
George Edwards Alb 1 no 11
Soliman Pasha Street, Cairo
George Edward Alb 1/19
George Edwards Alb 1 no 19
Egyptian Barber on Street Corner, Cairo
George Edwards Alb 1/26
George Edwards Alb 1 no 26
Study of a Camel
George Edwards Alb 1/27
George Edwards Alb 1 no 27
Fares Please? A Full Load
George Edwards Alb 1/39
George Edwards Alb 1 no 39
Native Guide
George Edwards Alb 1/64
George Edwards Alb 1 no 64
The Suez Canal – 1914-1918 Memorial
George Edwards Alb 1/72
George Edwards Alb 1 no 72
Egyptian Glamour Girls. Bints
George Edwards Alb 1/79
George Edwards Alb 1 no 79
Myself at "Ataka" near Suez
George Edwards Alb 1/114
George Edwards Alb 1 no 114
Native Dhows
George Edwards Alb 1/147
George Edwards Alb 1 no 147
Sunset over the Nile
George Edwards Alb 1/165
George Edwards Alb 1 no 165
Pigeon Lofts, Cairo
George Edwards Alb 1/185
George Edwards Alb 1 no 185
Only 15 Miles from Cairo
George Edwards Alb 1/186
George Edwards Alb 1 no 186
Smiler, Akata
George Edwards Alb 1/228
George Edwards Alb 1 no 228
Evening on the Nile

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Album 2: Photos from Libya, 1943

George Edwards Alb 2/1
George Edwards Alb 2 no 001
On the Way to the Gages at Mersa Mutruh
George Edwards Alb 2/2
George Edwards Alb 2 no 002
El Alamein Station
George Edwards Alb 2/13
George Edwards Alb 2 no 013
Churchill and Tedder, First Visit to North Africa
George Edwards Alb 2/32
George Edwards Alb 2 no 032
Bengasi Cath
George Edwards Alb 2/38
George Edwards Alb 2 no 038
German 88mm
George Edwards Alb 2/41
George Edwards Alb 2 no 041
George Edwards Alb 2/46
George Edwards Alb 2 no 046
Messersmit [Messerschmitt] 109E
George Edwards Alb 2/56
George Edwards Alb 2 no 056
A Gerry Ammunition Dump Blown Up At Tobruk
George Edwards Alb 2/65
George Edwards Alb 2 no 065
Tobruk Cemetary
George Edwards Alb 2/82
George Edwards Alb 2 no 082
Banco Di Italia, Tripoli. Bank of Italy
George Edwards Alb 2/96
George Edwards Alb 2 no 096
Inside the Damaged Church at Tobruck
George Edwards Alb 2/102
George Edwards Alb 2 no 102
Italain [Italian] Guns At Tobruk
George Edwards Alb 2/117
George Edwards Alb 2 no 117
Some of Our Boys on Captured Italain [Italian]
Guns at Tobruk, Which They Used To
Good Purpose During The Siege in 1941.
This Ones [One’s] Bag in Three Stukas

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Album 3: Photos from Libya, 1942-43

George Edwards Alb 3/2
George Edwards Alb 2 no 002
Clock Tower, Beirout
George Edwards Alb 3/3
George Edwards Alb 2 no 003
Mountain Railway, Jdeide, Syria
George Edwards Alb 3/10
George Edwards Alb 2 no 010
Baalbeck, Syria – Roof Carvings, Baalbeck
George Edwards Alb 3/17
George Edwards Alb 2 no 017
Harum [Harem] Quarter, Damascus
George Edwards Alb 3/27
George Edwards Alb 2 no 027
The Citadel & Town, Allepo [Aleppo]
George Edwards Alb 3/37
George Edwards Alb 2 no 037
A Good Load, A Native Carrier
George Edwards Alb 3/41
George Edwards Alb 2 no 041
Lebanon Cedars
George Edwards Alb 3/51
George Edwards Alb 2 no 051
A Syrian Arab Girl
George Edwards Alb 3/58
George Edwards Alb 2 no 058
Baalbeck, Syria
George Edwards Alb 3/60
George Edwards Alb 2 no 060
Myself at Jdeide
George Edwards Alb 3/137
George Edwards Alb 2 no 137
Jerusalem, Palestine
George Edwards Alb 3/143
George Edwards Alb 2 no 143
A Jewish Begger [Beggar]
George Edwards Alb 3/149
George Edwards Alb 2 no 149
Jewish Children
George Edwards Alb 3/154
George Edwards Alb 2 no 154
Jerusalem – Saint Omar Mosque
George Edwards Alb 3/159
George Edwards Alb 2 no 159
Jerusalem – In King David’s Tower
George Edwards Alb 3/196
George Edwards Alb 2 no 196
Our Pets at Douglas House, Haifa
George Edwards Alb 3/204
George Edwards Alb 2 no 204
Scene of the Christian Massacre
George Edwards Alb 3/223
George Edwards Alb 2 no 223
Capernaum
George Edwards Alb 3/246
George Edwards Alb 2 no 246
Palestine Arabs
George Edwards Alb 3/267
George Edwards Alb 2 no 267
High Alter [Altar] inside the Monestery [Monastery]
George Edwards Alb 3/277
George Edwards Alb 2 no 277
Olive
George Edwards Alb 3/278
George Edwards Alb 2 no 278
Maritime Squill

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