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YMCA Marquee Bombed in Sinai, Egypt

Item Information

Title:
YMCA Marquee Bombed in Sinai, Egypt
Description:
This lantern slide, “YMCA Marquee Bombed in Sinai, Egypt” shows three men standing outside of an army tent after the camp had been bombed. The tent suffered minor damage, although one flap in front of the men has collapsed.
Date:
1915–1918
Format:
Photographs
Location:
Springfield College Archives and Special Collections
Collection (local):
College Archives Digital Collections
Series:
Lantern Slide Collection
Subjects:
World War, 1914-1918
International Young Men's Christian Association
Lantern slides
Tents
Sand
Soldiers
Extent:
3.25x3.25 in
Link to Item:
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Publisher:
Springfield College
Notes:
In some camps, these tents were used as makeshift canteens by the YMCA secretaries. The YMCA huts followed the advance of troops. By 1916, there were thirty YMCA centers by the canal and in the Sinai. Though the proprietors of these canteens considered their work a public service and their prices very reasonable given the circumstances, the men often complained bitterly about the cost of extra food. Whatever the prices, the huts were popular, and the men valued the writing tables, free stationary and wholesome entertainment. Australian troops were located here as part of the Sinai campaign, which was fought against Turkish forces operating from Palestine over security of the Suez Canal. This slide is part of a series depicting Australian Y.M.C.A. war work during World War I.
Slide shows considerable foxing; Text on border reads, "Australian Y.M.C.A. Historical Record Section; Sinai-Mazar. YMCA Marquee bombed; 244."
Part of the Australian Y.M.C.A. WWI Lantern Slide Series
Identifier:
LS-05-38