Middle East Centre Archive

Harry Wade Photo Gallery: Iraq, 1928–1930

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The images in this gallery are from the Harry Wade Collection GB165-0592. Harry Wade served in the Royal Air Force from 1921-1945 and these images are from his posting to Iraq, 1928-1930, and include images of Zubeir, Shaibah, scenes on the Tigris river, the Ctestiphon arch, ancient Ur, Amara and Mirgamer, as well as some images of the voyage to Iraq.

For further details, please see the Harry Wade Collection Catalogue (pdf file)

The Middle East Centre Archive is grateful to the Wade family for their kind gift of the Harry Wade Collection and also for assigning copyright to the Archive.

For other photo galleries of Iraq please see Gertrude Bell Photo Gallery, the John Glubb Photo Gallery and the Arthur Lionel Smith Photo Gallery

For viewing purposes the images in this gallery are at a low resolution. Larger images are available by clicking on the low resolution image. Higher resolution images for publication are available from the Middle East Centre Archive. Prices for images and publication fees are advertised on our Photographic Resources webpage. To order copies please contact Debbie Usher

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Seen on the Voyage, Port Said
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Seen on the Voyage, Hell’s Gate, Red Sea
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Seen on the Voyage, Aden
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Zubeir Iraq, Camel Serai, Zubeir
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Zubeir Iraq, Bazaar, Zubeir
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Zubeir Iraq, “Chai Khana”, Zubeir
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Zubeir Iraq, Bazaar, Zubeir
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Zubeir and Shaibah, Tomb, Zubeir
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Zubeir and Shaibah, R.A.F. Armoured Cars, Iraq
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Zubeir and Shaibah
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Zubeir and Shaibah, Desert Policeman
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Zubeir and Shaibah, Old Turkish fort. Near Shaibah
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Zubeir and Shaibah, Irrigation Well
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Scenes on the Tigris, Iraq
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Scenes on the Tigris, Iraq
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Flight Forces Landings on a Salt Marsh
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Flight Forces Landings on a Salt Marsh
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Flight Forces Landings on a Salt Marsh
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Flight Forces Landings on a Salt Marsh
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Shaibah, “Strawberry”+Tubby IAL Shaibah
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Shaibah, England-India Mail on Arrival at Shaibah
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Shaibah, Aerial View of R.A.F. Camp, Shaiah, Iraq
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Shaibah, Arab Bearer
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Shaibah, One of twelve wild pig[s], shot near Shaibah
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Fairey III F over Aden
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Transport – Ancient & Modern
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Ancient Ur, Iraq
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Ctestiphon Arch, Nr. Baghdad
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“Wapiti” over Baghdad
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Amara, Iraq, On the way to Amara
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Amara, Iraq, War Cemetry [cemetery], Amara
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Amara, Iraq, Having Made “Whoopee” [showing a group of soldiers with beer bottles]
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Amara, Iraq, British War Cemetery, Amara
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Amara, Iraq, Our Camping Ground
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Amara, Iraq
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Amara, Iraq, Our P[...] Cruisers (caption partly illegible)
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Amara, Iraq
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Trip to Mirgamer, Jonah’s Tomb from site of Nineveh Mosul
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Trip to Mirgamer, Mounds of Corn after Threshing. Mosul
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Trip to Mirgamer, Gateway of Great Wall. Mosul
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Trip to Mirgamer, Mule Convoy En Route to Mirgamer
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Trip to Mirgamer, Mule Convoy En Route to Mirgamer
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Trip to Mirgamer, Mule Convoy En Route to Mirgamer
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Mirgamer. Kurdistan, A Rest By The Wayside
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Mirgamer. Kurdistan, R.A.F. Camp in Mirgamer Valley – Mirgamer Mount, 10,000 Feet
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Mirgamer. Kurdistan, In Camp at Mirgamer
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Mirgamer, Kurds with Mountain Cat Shot at Mirgamer
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Mirgamer, Kurds with Mountain Cat Shot at Mirgamer
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Mirgamer, Kurd[ish] Children
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Mirgamer, Kurd[ish] Woman Spinning
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Mirgamer, Kurd[ish] Woman Weaving
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Mirgamer, Amongst the Snow in August
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Mirgamer, Mountain Stream – Mirgamer
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Mirgamer, Typical Scenery – Mirgamer
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Mirgamer, Kurdish Mountain Cemetry [cemetery]
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Return From Mirgamer
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Return From Mirgamer, End of the journey – Shaibah Station
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Return From Mirgamer, North Iraq Hill Scenery

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