Uniform Tourists in Egypt through the times

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Uniform Tourists in Egypt through the times

Post  Les-Art on Fri 11 Sep 2009, 7:56 am

Hi Guys,
Couldn't resist showing these found on the Corbis website, showing that no matter where the British Army go to fight they always end up doing the 'Tourist Thing' of having a photo taken with a well known local landmark.

Here we have the same landmark , the SPHINX, over a 40 year period but ending up with a similar view.

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The 'Black Watch' in 1882 , probably before Tel-El-Kebir as they seem quite cheerful.

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The British Army, not sure which regiment, around 1922, still cheerful.

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Les

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Re: Uniform Tourists in Egypt through the times

Post  Les-Art on Sun 25 Oct 2009, 9:59 am

Same location;
1864.
Japanese Embassy Staff enjoy a day out sight seeing in Egypt while en route to Rome to open their First European Embassy, not as clear a photo as the others so two versions are posted.

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The 'A. Beato' that signed the photo was an Italian photographer who lived in Japan amd accompanied the Japanese Ambassador all the way to Rome. I expect he was their offical photographer.

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